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Study finds nursing shortage may be easing

aglagesaglages Registered User Posts: 2,633 Senior Member
edited December 2011 in Nursing Major

Replies to: Study finds nursing shortage may be easing

  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    Part of the reason is that older nurses are temporarily delaying their retirement because they need to support unemployed family members or provide them with health insurance.

    A big big question is what happens with Federal health insurance reform. If it is put into effect as was approved last year, there will be an initial growth spurt for the health care industry, because so many people have delayed seeking needed health care for years because they could not afford it.

    There also are huge question marks about what will happen to federal reimbursement rates for medicare, and whether states will try to slash funding for medical assistance, which is consuming ever increasing percentages of state spending. That increase in state medical assistance expenses is a primary reason why states have slashed higher education funding.
  • cecilturtlececilturtle Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Great article Aglages. Thank you.
  • aglagesaglages Registered User Posts: 2,633 Senior Member
    You're welcome!
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