BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Doreen Cassarino Attends Medicare EO Signing at the Villages in Florida
Dr. Doreen Cassarino, AANP Region 11 Director, traveled to the Villages retirement community
in Central Florida yesterday, October 3, 2019 to attend an invitational only gathering for President Trump's signing of an Executive Order (EO) focusing on modernizing Medicare. The event was held strategically at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center before a mostly retiree packed audience concerned about the future of their Medicare coverage. The title of this executive order is “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” Doreen reports the President specially mentioned Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ prescription drug importation law with Canada as a good innovative way to reduce prescription cost and noted within the EO it contains provisions to allow “other types of clinicians”, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to practice at the top of their licenses, and hopefully eliminating supervision requirements for
physician oversight. For years organized medicine has strongly opposed this necessary change. NPs see this move will help especially with rural practices that suffer the most now and will increase the NPs ability to work to the full extent of their education and preparation. Doreen is Past President of FNPN and current Vice President of Legislative Affairs. Doreen is also a past president, board officer and member of Collier County NP Council, Naples.
Read entire Executive Order here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-protecting-improving-medicare-nations-seniors/