June 2015 - The Nursing Workforce Development Program has supported 450,000 nurses and students with grants and loans for nursing education. By building a better trained workforce, this program has helped improve the nation's health, but the funding is on the line. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress to protect this funding.
The bill that would allow non-physician health professionals to supervise cardiac rehab programs has stalled in Congress over questions about the impact of the bill. Legislators had questions about how this bill would increase utilization of cardiac rehab services.
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