APNA Advocacy

APNA actively supports health care reform. To do so, we work with and through a number of coalitions.   Please explore the links below to learn how we are involved.

Issue Statements

2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009

Coalitions

 
2014
4/14 letter to Senate Appropriations
Nursing Community letter requesting funding for HRSA Nursing Workforce Development Programs in the 2015 appropriations bill.
3/14 letter to House Appropriations
Nursing Community letter requesting funding for HRSA Nursing Workforce Development Programs in the 2015 appropriations bill.
3/14 letter in support of H.R. 3833, which eliminates provision in the ACA requiring physicians to document the face to face encounters of NPs, CNS, and PAs when ordering certain DME for Medicare patients.
     
02/14 letter in support of Surgeon General nomination
Nursing Community letter in support of Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy’s nomination as Surgeon General of the United States.
02/14 petition re: VHA proposed Nursing Handbook revision
Requests that representatives refrain from signing a letter expressing concerns with a proposed modification to the VHA’s Nursing Handbook which would give APRNs full scope of practice.
2/14 letter to former CNO of USPHS
Nursing Community letter thanking RADM Nesseler for her service as the Chief Nursing Officer of the US Public Health Service.
     
2/14 letter re: New CNO of the USPHS
Nursing Community congratulations to Rear Admiral Trent Adams on her appointment as Chief Nursing Officer of the US Public Health Service.
   
   
 

2013
08/13 letter to Conference Budget Committee re: FY 2014 Budget
49 organizations, including APNA, wrote to ask that investments in nursing education and research programs be protected from further cuts in FY 2014 and in the future.
07/13 letter re: Home Healthcare Planning Improvement Act
From the Nursing Community, APNA signed on to four letters supporting the act.
06/13 letter of congratulations to Marilyn Tavenner re: her appointment as the new administrator of CMS
     
05/13 Autism National Committee letter to Rep. Kline and Miller re: 200 National, State, and Local Organizations Ask Congress to Protect Schoolchildren from Dangerous Restraint & Seclusion and Pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act
04/13 Autism National Committee letter to Rep. Kline and Miller re: Keeping All Students Safe Act
04/13 Nursing Community letter to Sen. Murray re: Children's Trauma Recovery Act
     
03/13 Nursing Community letter to President Obama re: FY2014 budget and the Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
03/13 Nursing Community testimony to House LHHS re: FY 2014 appropriations, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the NINR.
03/13 Nursing Workforce Development Programs Brochure which is distributed during Nursing Community Hill visits.
     
03/13 Nursing Community letter to Government Accountability Office re: Reappointment of Dr. Naylor to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and additional candidates for new commission appointments.
02/13 Nursing Community letter to House re: FY 2013 Appropriations for the Nursing Workforce Development programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
02/13 Nursing Community welcome letter to new Co-Chair of House Nursing Caucus
     
01/13 Mental Health Liaison Group letter to President Obama re: his response to the Newtown Tragedy    
   
     

2012
10/12 comments re: CMS' preliminary recommendations of the Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel on supervision for select services
09/12 letter to Congress re: the Keeping All Students Safe Act
04/12 Testimony of the Nursing Community re: Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations
     
03/12 Nursing Community testimony to the Senate re: FY 2013 Appropriations
03/12 Nursing Community Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee re: FY 2013 Appropriations
03/12 letter re: FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS-ED) and Related Agencies Appropriations bill
     
03/12 letter to President Obama re: FY 2013 LHHS-ED and Related Agencies Appropriations bill
   
   
     

2011
11/11 Letter to Secretary Sebelius re: physician centric language within the Department of Health and Human Services
11/11 letter re: FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS-ED) and Related Agencies Appropriations bill
11/11 letter to President Obama re: importance of funding nursing education, research, and practice
     
09/11 letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee re: 2012 appropriations for the Nursing Workforce Development Programs, National Institute of Nursing Research, and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
09/11 letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee re: 2012 appropriations for the Nursing Workforce Development Programs, National Institute of Nursing Research, and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
10/11 letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction re: discretionary spending for healthcare provider education and workforce development
     
08/11 Letter to Senator Inouye re: Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011 (S.56)
08/11 Letter to Representative Walden re: the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2011
06/11 comments to CMS re: Affordable Care Act's proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations
     
06/11 comments to Department of Health and Human Services re: APRN regulatory burden and the Reducing Regulatory Burden: Retrospective Review Under Executive Order 13563
05/11 letter to US House re: FY 2012 Funding for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
05/11 letter to US Senate re: FY 2012 Funding for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
     
05/11 testimony of the Nursing Community re: FY 2012 Appropriations for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, NINR, and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
04/11 testimony of the Nursing Community re: FY2012 appropriations for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, NINR, and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
04/11 letter the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee re:
2012 appropriations for the Nursing Workforce Development programs NINR, and Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
     
04/11 letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee re:
2012 appropriations for the Nursing Workforce Development programs NINR, Nurse-Managed Health Clinics
03/11 letter to Representative Stark re: the Medicare Mental Health Modernization Act of 2011
02/11 Mental Health Liaison Group letter re: the Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act
     
02/11 letter to House leaders re: proposed funding cuts to nursing programs in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution
01/11 letter to Speaker of the House John Boehnor and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi re: H.R. 2, which would repeal  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
 
 
     

2010 
12/10 letter to the US Government Accountability Office re: requesting that at least one professional from the field of mental health and addictions be added to the National Health Care Commission next year.
12/10 letter to the Department of Health and Human Services re: ensuring that Qualified Health Plans cover the full range of mental health and substance use diagnoses.
09/10 Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief letter to the Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education re: appropriation made for Title VII Nursing Workforce Development Programs
     
09/10 Nursing Community letter thanking the Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education re: funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs
09/10 congratulations to: Dr. Sochalski, the new Director of the Division of Nursing at the Bureau of Health Professions
07/10 letter to the Committee of Appropriations re: the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education's appropriation for Nursing Workforce Development
 
 
 
07/10 letter to Senators Harkin and Cochran re: investment in nursing education by the Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee
04/10 letter to the chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education re: increase in funding for Nursing Workforce Development programs
04/10 testimony of the Nursing Community re: Fiscal Year 2011 appropriations for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs
 
 
 
04/10 comments by the Mental Health Liaison Group re: Interim Final Rules under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
03/10 letter to Nancy Pelosi re: health care reform, specifically the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/10 letter to Nancy Pelosi re: the passage of health care reform
     
02/10 Mental Health Liaison Group letter re: the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act
01/10 letter to Nancy Pelose re: the Affordable Health Care Act
 
 
     

2009
11/09 letter to President Obama re: the significant investment he has made in strengthening the nursing workforce
11/09 letter to Nancy Pelosi re: the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
10/09 letter thanking lawmakers re: merging the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 with the America’s Healthy Future Act
     
09/09 letter to Chairman Baucus re: support for America's Healthy Future Act
07/09 Mental Health Liaison Group letter re: the Affordable Health Choices Act
07/09 Nursing Community letter re: health care reform that is patient-centered, comprehensive, affordable and accessible
     
07/09 Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief letter re: President’s FY2010 budget proposal
06/09 Mental Health Liaison Group letter re: Reed Mental Health/Primary Care Co-location Amendment to the Affordable Health Care Choices Act
06/09 letter to Chairman Kennedy re: supporting the Affordable Health Choices Act
     
05/09 Information for IRS re: the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
05/09 Mental Health Liaison Group letter re: health care reform in the spirit of recent mental health and addiction parity legislation
02/09 letter to Senator Durbin re: the Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act
     
01/09 letter to President Obama re: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, discretionary health spending, and funding health information technology
 
 
   
     


YOUR VIEWS AND FEEDBACK ARE WELCOME! - Please send c/o Nicholas Croce Jr, MS, Executive Director, at ncroce@apna.org.