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Election 2012: Healthcare Matters

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ADVANCE 2012 Election Survey Results Revealed

Economy, employment, healthcare rank among voters' top concerns

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I am licensed in 3 states and have been an RN for over 30 years as well. Many campaigns lump Nurses and Teachers into all inclusive groups. We are individuals with the ability to keep on educating ourselves and make our own sole decisions. Prevention of illness is key whether it is in our pocketbooks or our bodies. Our current President smokes and boasts
a diet of burgers and beer. He has spent our money and at least the next two generations money. As a president - he should be our CEO to the world and deal with the USA as a business enterprise. We already have governors, mayors, etc. He does not have a resume, the experience, or the brains to be our Commander and Chief.....Yes, I hope we change on Tuesday - get him out!!

Suzanne ,  BS, RN, MBA,  Self EmployedNovember 04, 2012
IL



It is disheartening to hear healthcare providers who are in favor of going back to a "fee for service" health care model that has led to our current predicament of running non stop to try to keep up productivity and bring in the money. Healthcare in America must shift from its focus on acute care to prevention and wellness. Healthcare should be a right for all citizens not just those who can pay. Healthcare exchanges allow those who can not access healthcare through an employer to get at least a minimum healthcare package.(So, if you have insurance and you like that, you are not affected). With so so many citizens without health insurance, those of us with it will only continue to see our health insurance rise to cover their costs. Long term analysis done by the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan entity, found that under the Romney/Ryan healthcare proposal, medicare recipients will pay a little over $8000 more than they do now out of pocket annually. This will not affect our current senior citizens but if you are not yet 50 years old, it will affect you. As healthcare professionals, we have a duty to read information and make informed decisions. Don't base your vote on someone's "opinion". There is alot at stake.

Shel ,  RNNovember 03, 2012
VA



It is disheartening to hear healthcare providers who are in favor of going back to a "fee for service" health care model that has led to our current predicament of running non stop to try to keep up productivity and bring in the money. Healthcare in America must shift from its focus on acute care to prevention and wellness. Healthcare should be a right for all citizens not just those who can pay. Healthcare exchanges allow those who can not access healthcare through an employer to get at least a minimum healthcare package.(So, if you have insurance and you like that, you are not affected). With so so many citizens without health insurance, those of us with it will only continue to see our health insurance rise to cover their costs. Long term analysis done by the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan entity, found that under the Romney/Ryan healthcare proposal, medicare recipients will pay a little over $8000 more than they do now out of pocket annually. This will not affect our current senior citizens but if you are not yet 50 years old, it will affect you. As healthcare professionals, we have a duty to read information and make informed decisions. Don't base your vote on someone's "opinion". There is alot at stake.

Shel ,  RNNovember 03, 2012
VA



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