National Nurses United

National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in US history.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
New Healthcare Video Game Promotes Single-Payer Reforms
When American patients trust their health to a for-profit insurance company, they're doing nothing less than gambling with their lives. Registered nurses from the National Nurses Organizing Committee and California Nurses Association today announce the launch of a new healthcare video game, based on this idea, called "You Bet Your Health." The game is part of a wide-ranging public education and political mobilization campaign for single-payer health reforms, which is the choice of nurses and doctors.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Nurses, Doctors Arrested But Insurers Get a Seat at the Table
Registered nurses, physicians and healthcare activists delivered an emphatic protest before the Senate Finance Committee for its failure to open discussion on healthcare reform to nurses, doctors and other advocates of single-payer, guaranteed healthcare for all, while continuing to provide a red carpet to big insurance companies and other healthcare industry interests.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Nurses and Doctors Call for "Florence Nightingale Day Protest" Against Max Baucus and Health Insurers: May 12
What: Activist, registered nurses, and physicians are calling for a "Florence Nightingale Day Protest" against Sen. Max Baucus and his Senate Finance Committee hearings on healthcare. The hearings include representation from health insurers—but not from the majority of the nation's RNs and MDs, who support the kind of single-payer healthcare financing proven successful in Europe, Canada, and Asia. When: Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – the 189th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Hundreds of Nurses Mark New "Nursing Super Union"
In an unprecedented event marking the beginning of a cohesive, national movement of registered nurses, hundreds of nurses from across America will march and rally in Washington D.C. May 13 in an RN day of action. The focus for the event, which coincides with National Nurses Week, is on the national nurses' legislative agenda, especially the critical patient safety reforms that are a key component of efforts to reform the healthcare system and cure our national healthcare crisis. When: Wednesday, May 13
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
America's RN Union Targets Congressional Healthcare Leaders in New Ad Drive
The National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association (NNOC/CNA), the nation's largest RN union and professional association, today announces a national online advertising campaign beginning this week that calls on key Congressional leaders to protect the public - not the profit motives of the insurance industry - through a system of guaranteed, single-payer healthcare reform. The ads are also sponsored by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. View the blog ad, the first phase of the campaign, www.CalNurses.
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Friday, April 03, 2009
Hundreds of Healthcare Activists to Rally in Los Angeles Outside White House Forum on Healthcare, April 6
WHAT: Hundreds of nurses, physicians, school employees, clergy, seniors, patients, and healthcare activists will rally on Monday outside the Los Angeles White House Forum on Healthcare Reform to strongly urge a real debate over single-payer/universal healthcare and any proposed bailouts of private health insurance corporations.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Nurses Blast 'Cruel Ruse' by Insurance Giants to Cover Patients as Deal for Forcing Americans to Buy Insurance
The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today condemned the conditional offer by the insurance industry to stop denying coverage to sick people in exchange for a massive government bailout.
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Nation's RNs on the Healthcare Summit: Insurance-Based Reform Will Fail
On the eve of President Obama's healthcare summit Thursday, the nation's largest organization of registered nurses said today that expanding and updating Medicare to cover everyone is the most cost-effective and comprehensive approach to achieving the goals and principles outlined by the president in his recent address to Congress and budget proposal.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Nurses Welcome Obama's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform But Only One Reform, Medicare for All, Will Solve Crisis/Cut Costs
The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today praised President Obama's call for "comprehensive" healthcare reform in his speech to Congress Tuesday night, but emphasized that only genuine reform, as in expanding Medicare to cover everyone, will actually solve the crisis -- and rein in the skyrocketing costs that the president noted are bankrupting Americans and costing jobs.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Nurses Welcome Change in Labor Department
The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today welcomed the announced appointment of California Congresswoman Hilda Solis as "opening the door to a desperately needed change of course at the Department of Labor." "Over the past eight years, the Labor Department has been subverted from what should be its primary mission of promoting the health, safety, and well being of working Americans," said Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of the 85,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
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