Michelle Obama Talks to Nurses About the Affordable Care Act
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to nurses in a conference call on Tuesday, September 28, about the new Affordable Care Act. She was joined by Dr. Mary Wakefield, the Administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration, as well as six nurses from different backgrounds.
The First Lady talked about childhood obesity, cutting health care costs, and emphasized the key role nurses will have in implementing this new act successfully. She thanked nurses for their support of the Affordable Care Act and acknowledge how crucial they have been to this process.
“But in closing, just let me say this to all of you on this line. So many of you have played such an important role throughout this process. From the very beginning, it’s been nurses who have sat at the table sharing your ideas, sharing your concerns and your experiences. And as a result, all of you have helped to make this law even better. So I want to thank you for that. And we needed your help then and we need your help again to spread the word.” – First Lady Michelle Obama