Every day as a nurse, I deal with obstacles of not adequateinsufficient resources, not sufficientinsufficient time and valuable lives on the line, and I need to make the right decision. After all, people put their trust in me, just like they put their trust in the nurses, physicians and healthcare employees they come across in health centers and healthcare centers every day. If you thinkthink of it, not a lot can get performed in healthcare without trust.Thinking about that is why I #x 2019; m proud that my union, the Service Personnel International Union(SEIU), voted to back Hillary Clinton this week. I trust Secretary Clinton. Individuals in the healthcare occupation particularly know that she has been making the right choices in service of the American individuals for years. I #x 2019; m proud to have actually been one of the countless SEIU nurses who fought for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and I trust Hillary Clinton to safeguard, defend and enhance it.For the first time in my 26 years as a nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, I am lastly seeing clients get preventive care. That #x 2019; s life altering and it is all because of the ACA. Thanks to the health care law, more Americans have coverage than any time in US history. Fathers who formerly were rejected healthcare since of a pre-existing condition now have budget-friendly insurance coverage, working mamas are getting annual screenings and contraception at no extra expense, and young adults can stay covered on their parents #x 2019; insurance while they get on their feet after college.President Barack Obama led the method. But it was Hillary Clinton who put budget friendly health care at the top of the nationwide agenda for the very first time as First Girl. She combated for it then, she maintained the battle as a United States Senator. Who better to delegate the continued battle to in the White House?We #x 2019; ve made too much development to put our healthcare future
back in the hands of a Republican president and the corporations that back them. I #x 2019; m not eagergoing to let 10s of thousands of Iowans to lose their health care. Or permit 16 million Americans to lose their affordable protection at the stroke of a pen. Or see 100 million Americans lose the peace of mind that originates from the lifting of lifetime protection caps and the end of rejections due to pre-existing conditions like cancer and diabetes. There #x 2019; s not any guesswork here. Every Republican governmental candidate has strategies to gut the ACA. We require Hillary Clinton as our next president to stop that from happening.We also need her new ideas for reinforcing healthcare. Secretary Clinton has outlined strategies to take on the out-of-control drug prices that are threatening clients with chronic or severe health conditions. She would need drug business to provide discounts to elders on taken care of earnings. And insurance coverage companies would have to cover three sick check outs to the doctor without triggering a deductible payment. That #x 2019; s simply typical sense.Hillary Clinton has shown that she will combat, deliver and win for working females and males. She knows that when people have the ability to join together in unions #x 2014; whether they are nurses
, quickjunk food workers, home care workers or accessory professors #x 2014; it implies a fair shot at raising earnings for everyone. Here in Iowa, moms are the sole, main or co-breadwinners in more than 70 percent of families, and yet their paychecks put on #x 2019; t go far enough. Some 45 percent of Iowans in the privateeconomic sector do not have actually a single paid ill day. In the fight for our and our children #x 2019; s future, Secretary Clinton will be with us every action of the method. The Iowa caucuses really aren #x 2019; t far and every second counts: the vacations are upon us now and before we can blink, it will be February 1. Between now and then, I will join thousands of other nurses and working people to door-knock and phone-bank for Hillary Clinton. I hope you will join me. #x 2022; Ann Byrne is a registered nurse. She lives in West Branch.