Nurses march in Upper Senate Park last week during a national day of action. Nurses say they can help bring health care costs under control by playing a more prominent role in the health care system.
She said that when nurse practitioners lead teams to manage patients with chronic ailment like diabetes, studies have shown high levels of patient satisfaction and high quality of care. I might argue that nurses are better at collaboration, she said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.