Nurses Slam Senate Healthcare Bill

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 10:35.
Max Eternity - Citing 10 fundamental flaws with the current Senate healthcare bill, registered nurses around the country are voicing their disgust and disbelief at what has been wrought   In an interview witih John Nichols, Karen Higgins , Co-President of the National Nurses Union says "It is tragic to see the promise from Washington this year for genuine, comprehensive reform ground down to a seriously flawed bill that could actually exacerbate the health-care crisis and financial insecurity for American families, and that cedes far too much additional power to the tyranny of a callous insurance industry."

"Sadly," Higgins goes on to say, "we have ended up with legislation that fails to meet the test of true health-care reform, guaranteeing high quality, cost effective care for all Americans, and instead are further locking into place a system that entrenches the choke-hold of the profit-making insurance giants on our health. If this bill passes, the industry will become more powerful and could be beyond the reach of reform for generations." Read more.