Deborah Burger

Deborah Burger

Deborah Burger is a registered nurse and a co-president of National Nurses United.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Time to Act Now To Restore Our Ravaged Mental Healthcare System
Registered nurses across the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut. This should be a clear wake up call for the White House, Congress, and state and local legislators to take action to address causes of the violence, including restoring the devastating cuts that have occurred to mental health services across the U.S.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Healing Our Health Care System
The vast scale of America's health care system is daunting. Maternity wards, emergency rooms, and other facilities operate around the clock at most of the nation's 4,000 hospitals. Registered nurses form the backbone of this system, providing triage and treatment.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Tax Wall Street to Heal America
National Nurses United, America's largest union of RNs, is sounding an alarm.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Nurses’ Main Street Campaign to Rebuild America
Mister Cellophane 'Cause you can look right through me Walk right by me And never know I'm there... -- from 'Chicago' (the musical)
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Want to Cut the Deficit? Restore Fair Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy
If the deficit hawks in Congress are serious about righting our economic ship and reducing deficits in the federal budget and many state capitols, it would we worth listening to the voices rising from the streets suggesting a very different solution than more cuts in safety net programs, education, pensions, and worker’s rights.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
More Insurance Will Not Solve Our Health-Care Woes
You can tell how far off track the discussion on health-care reform has gone when the idea of forcing everyone to buy corporate health insurance is sold as "universal health care." That has been the crux of the debate between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over what is called individual mandates. She's for it, he's against it.
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