Posts Tagged ‘uninsured’

Midterm election campaigns all about health care bill

Austin American-Statesman, October 29, 2010

The midterm elections seem to be all about health care. Republicans spew venom toward Democrats for passing the reform bill. Democrats distance themselves from the […]


Controlling health care costs needs to happen from within

Austin American-Statesman, July 2, 2010

The White House nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seems to be imploding. If it does, it […]


This is What Leadership Looks Like

Austin American-Statesman, March 30, 2010

‘This is what change looks like.” Reflecting on 13 months of rancor and preparing us for the months ahead making sense of it all, that’s […]


The uninsured can’t afford delay

Austin American-Statesman, March 3, 2010

I refuse to nail the coffin shut on health care reform.

I chose neonatal intensive care as my professional home because it’s the perfect world. It’s a wonderful mix of high technology and caring, and every infant needing intensive care has access because the care is universally covered by private or public insurance. I could never work in an area that people couldn’t access because of lack of insurance.


Nancy McDonald: Icon of Texas Nursing

Texas Nursing [Vol. 84, No. 10, pp. 3-7], December 1, 2001

[This article was also published in the March 18, 2002 NurseWeek, p. 10-11.] About a year ago, I worked in the same NICU bay at […]


Seton-Brackenridge solution can work

Austin American-Statesman, August 31, 2001

It’s infuriating that a group of aging, celibate men in Rome could threaten women’s reproductive services at a public hospital in Austin. But public debate […]


Social stigma core cause for fewer mental hospitals

Austin American-Statesman, February 7, 2001

The Jan. 29 front-page Austin American-Statesman article, “Is a single psychiatric hospital enough to serve Austin patients?” discusses what’s available for Austinites needing inpatient mental […]


A capital way to serve the poor

The Wall Street Journal, February 2, 1998

[This letter to the editor was in response to a Wall Street Journal feature article critical of the Daughters of Charity for having large financial […]


AISD must retain its registered nurse staff

Austin American-Statesman, June 6, 1996

On the heels of a stunning victory for Austin schoolchildren – the citizen vote approving $370 million in bonds for school improvements – comes an […]


Austin must work to keep Brackenridge

Austin American-Statesman, March 25, 1995

As a member of the Brackenridge Evaluation Team, an activist in community affairs, and a practicing nurse at Seton since 1979, I am in full […]