University of Rhode Island Professor Decodes the ACA

University of Rhode Island professor Batty Rambur, PhD, RN, FAAN published a timely manuscript on the Affordable Care Act. “What’s at Stake in U.S. Health Care Reform: A Guide to the Affordable Care Act and Value-Based Care,” appears in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. The article explains the details of the ACA and prepares the reader to be engaged in the current policy debate. The journal’s editor in chief, Sally Cohen, commented that “This article is among the best reviews of the Affordable Care Act. Professor Rambur provides unusually clear explanations of the law and the nuances of recent legislative proposals. Readers will be able to engage in discussions with policymakers, patients and clinicians based on evidence and facts.” Professor Rambur hopes that the article will incite nurses to become involved in shaping healthcare policy.

Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice has made the article available at the following link until the end of Friday, October 4th ( After the 4th, access to the article will be granted by subscription only):

For more information, visit the University of Rhode Island’s press release at

National Health News: Surgeon General Nomination

Health News from NPR: Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Reputation Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana


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President Donald Trump has nominated Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams to be the U.S. Surgeon General. Commissioner Adams identified an epidemic of HIV and Hepatitis C from the use of contaminated syringes related to opioid use. He worked with then-Governor Mike Pence to authorize legal needle exchange facilities.

Supreme Court Allows Health Subsidies

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama’s health care law allows the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance, a sweeping vindication that endorsed the larger purpose of Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement…

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