The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today issued the following statement in opposition to the passage of any bill in the Senate that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act without protecting emergency health care services and access to care for those who suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder:
The following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.
More than 125 Emergency Nurses Association members visited Capitol Hill advocating for legislation that directly impacts emergency nursing. Day on the Hill is an opportunity for us to educate lawmakers about the issues facing emergency nurses and our patients, particularly as the future of healthcare in this country remains unknown...
America’s leading nursing organizations and the over 3.5 million nurses they represent, have called on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and the patient-provider relationship in any health reform proposals.