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Midterms Highlighted the Need to Work Together to Improve Healthcare

Exit polls show that healthcare was the driving issue for most Americans in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In fact, twice as many people cited concern about healthcare as any other matter.


Healthcare Is #1 Issue in the Mid-term Elections

With election season in full gear, healthcare is again the top issue on the minds of voters. In congressional races across the nation, candidates are sparring over health coverage. Democrats have seized upon Republican incumbents’ votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and with it, important consumer protections, particularly for people with preexisting conditions.


Boston Globe Says No to Staffing Ratios

HANYS believes that experienced clinical leaders should determine staffing levels in clinical settings – not government. The Boston Globe agrees.


A Step Forward in Combating the Opioid Crisis

While the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh dominated the news, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive bill to combat the opioid crisis. The Support for Patients and Communities Act will help address opioid addiction, which kills 115 Americans each day.


Short-term Health Plans are Cheap, but They’re No Bargain

The Trump administration recently touted new regulations they claimed would provide affordable health insurance coverage to five million “forgotten” Americans who do not qualify for federal subsidies.