Several weeks ago, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a group of nurses to the White House and joined a conference call with more than 5,000 nurses from across the country to discuss the Affordable Care Act and the benefits of health reform.
Just before they met with the First Lady, the nurses who traveled to Washington participated in a short roundtable discussion about the benefits of the new Affordable Care Act and their experiences.
Nurses featured in the video include:
Family Nurse Practitioner and Owner of Bluegrass Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at Fauquier Hospital
Margaret (Miki) B. MacDonald
Primary care nurse practitioner
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Pediatric nurse at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Samuel Kojo Asamoah
Staff nurse working nights in the ICU at INOVA hospital
Together, the nurses discussed the importance of preventive care that will be made available, with at no additional cost, for all Americans in new insurance plans, and how expanding access to insurance will make it possible for more Americans to get the care they need.
Stephanie Cutter is Assistant to the President for Special Projects