Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
Empowering Florida Nurse Practitioners as Leaders in Healthcare (Est 2002)

Health Care Reform-Your Help is Needed!

Posted almost 9 years ago by Regina Pommer

Hello Colleagues,

As you know, a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) is pending in the House of Representatives.  Although we know the repeal will likely pass in the House, will NOT likely pass in the Senate, and WILL be vetoed by the president.  Your help with communication with your representatives regarding the delivery of health care services by NPs and the needs of our patients at this time is imperative in order to prepare for other potential legislation.

Below is a sample letter for your use.  You can also go to Cap Wiz on the AANP website at www.aanp.org and enter the Advocacy Center for assistance with finding your representative’s contact information.

Doreen Cassarino, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Florida State Representative
Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, President
Nurse Practitioner Council Collier County, Vice President Legislation

You're keeping up to date. Are your colleagues? If they are not a member of FNPN and AANP ask them to join on. If we ALL come together we CAN make the needed changes in health care!


Dear Representative

I am writing to express my concern about the pending vote to repeal the recently passed Health Care Reform legislation. This legislation contains many needed provisions for our patients that will enhance access to care and increase badly needed primary care services through the use of nurse practitioners that you do not want to lose. While it is realized that this is not a perfect bill, and that some provisions need to be adjusted, I ask that you think about the patients and providers in your district who will not be able to access and provide much needed health care services if this legislation is repealed.

Please take this into consideration.

Your constituent,