Oppose Legislation Harming Veterans’ Access to Care
On May 16, Representatives David Scott (D-GA), Mike Turner (R-OH), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced a bill ironically named the “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023” (H.R. 3347), which will harm access to critical healthcare services for our veterans.
Tell your U.S. Representative that you oppose this harmful legislation today.
Tell your Senators you Oppose S. 2070!
On June 22, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the ironically named “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023” (S. 2070), which will harm access to critical healthcare services for our veterans.
Tell your U.S. Senators that you oppose this harmful legislation today.
Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the “ICAN Act” today!
On April 19, Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) reintroduced the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act” (H.R. 2713) in the 118th Congress. This legislation will make a real difference for our patients by eliminating many of the barriers to the use of the highest-quality healthcare services provided by advanced practice registered nurses, including CRNAs. Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor this important bill today!
Ask your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 833
On February 6, U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) reintroduced the “Save America’s Rural Hospitals Act” (H.R. 833). This legislation now includes a provision that would permanently remove physician supervision of CRNAs under Medicare Part A conditions of participation.
Endorsed by the National Rural Health Association, this legislation comes at a time when rural hospitals and health centers are facing unprecedented challenges and struggling to keep their lights on. CRNAs are the predominant providers of anesthesia in rural areas, and removing supervision will ensure that all patients, especially those in rural areas, have access to high-quality, cost-effective care.
Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor this vital legislation today!
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