I anxiously awaited the arrival of the April issue, ready to devour coverage about the recently passed health care reform bill. When it arrived, however, I was surprised to find nothing on the topic. Thinking perhaps this was due to AJN's production schedule, I searched the Web site, but still found no coverage.
As a soon-to-be graduate of a master's degree entry program in nursing, I'm excited to understand nursing's unique perspective on the largest piece of social legislation in the United States in a generation. What will it mean for patient care? The expansion of job opportunities? Preventive care? Medically underserved communities?
I hope AJN will help its readership understand the implications of this new legislation.
Editor's note: Because of the rapidly changing status of health care reform legislation and its effects, we've covered the story on AJN's blog, http://ajnoffthecharts.com, which contains several recent posts on this subject. Look for a synopsis on health care reform and what it means to nurses in this month's Policy and Politics.