Head of nurse group: 'We can't afford not to' reform health care

Jeff Piorkowski, Cleveland Sun News, February 4, 2010 “Get a nationwide healthcare plan passed.” That was the message that floated in and out of an address given January 25 at Ursuline College by Rebecca Patton, president of the 2.9-million-member (sic) American Nurses Association. Patton spoke to about 150 nursing students and medical professionals from around the area in the college’s Daly Building. “I think every nurse needs to take a more active role in the discussions over healthcare reform,” Patton said to Sun News shortly after completing her speech. “At the end of the day, it’s really nurses who are at the front line of health care." ... Head