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Source: The Wall Stree Journal
January 28, 2008
I've received many comments about this story via the message system here at NursingLink. Would love to hear what others think about it.. but, be sure to post your comment here for others to review. Stimulate the discussion. This is an interesting topic for sure. What would really happen?
I think I would think that the government will have to make nursing more attractive. I know that might sound corney, but is true. I mean more attractive to nursing school instructors, they will have to offer them more money to teach potential nursing students, because if our country has Universal Healthcare, like you said, there are going to be a over flucuation of patients,and not enough nurses to take care of them. I read a article about their are over 25,000 nurses in America that are inactive, because of the pay, malmanagement at their job, and the patient work load, that stressed them out.
What will happen? I do not see any real changes to universal healthcare in this country anytime soon. I can see pros and cons to UHC oops that looks like united healthcare and thats a coverage that sucks. Well, I am am sure that it would increase exponentially the need for skilled doctors and nurses if Universal Health Care became a Reality. I can look at the difficulty we have getting appointments during cold and flu season without universal health care and just moving on from that point we can see the need for a great influx of doctors and nurses into a job market that is seeking workers already.
Where are the comments on this one. Hey you guys.. what will happen if there is universal healthcare. How is that going to be dealt with? Does anyone else see this as a dimension of the shortage that has not been given it's props?
This is a subject I've been planning to write about myself. Now.. here it is. With all the news of staffing shortages... where is the discussion revolving around how much worse the medical staffing issue will become if suddenly "everyone" had healthcare and could now come in for treatment?
I'm not saying I'm against universal healthcare... I'm just asking HOW are we going to cover the plan? All, and I mean all of the articles I read about the shortage leave out any reference to this type of increase in patient population. This is the first I've seen to even ask the question.
So.. what now? Staffing can't even cover today's needs and all reports state it's only going to get worse. Did anyone realize that the predicted one million nurse shortage did not even take into account the possibility of universal health coverage. I wonder what the number really should be? Hmmmm. Feedback anyone?
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