February 24, 2014
Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Tool Kit for Nursing FacultyThis tool kit was created for AACN faculty members to enhance their understanding of the Health Insurance Marketplace and what it means for nurse educators, students, and patients. The resource was designed for faculty and student use.
Government Affairs News
AACN expresses concern over the President’s FY 2015 Budget recommendations, which may impact the nation’s future supply of registered nurses. With the budget released earlier this week and details continuing to emerge, the Obama Administration recommends level funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) at $223.841 million and near level funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research at $140.452 million.
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, by a vote of 72-26. The bill cleared the House on Wednesday by a vote of 359-67. The final spending package, which adheres to the $1.012 trillion spending limit set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [Public Law No. 113-67], will now head to the White House for the President to sign this weekend before the current continuing resolution expires. As previously released on AACN’s Appropriation’s Advocacy page, the final bill includes $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs.
On January 13, 2014, House and Senate appropriators released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus spending package. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which adheres to the $1.012 trillion spending limit set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [Public Law No. 113-67], provides $156.8 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) programs. The Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) received $223.841 million, which is $6.3 million more than the final FY 2013 post-sequestration funding level. The National Institutes of Health received $29.9 billion, and the National Institute of Nursing Research received $140.517 million, $4.1 million above the FY 2013 post sequestration funding level.