Meeting a State Representative to Promote Advance Nurse Practitioner’s Role
Chamberlain School of Nursing
NR:506 Health Care Policy
February 10, 2013
Affordable healthcare can enable Americans to live longer, lead more healthy lives and improve their economic potential (Hope Street, 2008). Changes in the healthcare system have been slow in comparison to the areas of industry in the twenty first century. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, there is an opportunity to seek a healthier American in advancing preventive healthcare. Our advances in healthcare have been outstanding but the area of providing affordable and accessible healthcare leaves us behind many others nations. This paper will discuss the plan of a visit with State Representative Steven Moscowitz, highlight the importance of expanding the advanced nurse practitioner role, and provide empirical evidence to support this worthy initiative. The goals of ACA are to decrease the amount of uninsured Americans and reduce the cost of healthcare. According to researchers, approximately 75% of chronic illness stems from preventable health conditions (Center for Medicare and Medicaid, 2012). This strengthens the need for a more effective healthcare system where people are able to seek medical guidance and coaching on healthy lifestyles. Legislative Visit
In arranging a meeting with a government official, it is important to conduct research on the area of interest as well as the person the meeting will be conducted with. In this case, Representative Jared E Moskowitz-D of Coral Springs is the government official I will arrange a meeting with. According to Representative Moskowitz website (myfloridahouse.org) he was elected in 2012 and has lived in Florida for over thirty years. Additional information revealed that he is associated with Ashbritt Environmental as a director of Government Relations and General Counsel. He is actively involved as a
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