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House bill could create new 'national nurse' public health position
The Hill ^ | February 5, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:05:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Pete King (R-N.Y.) and more than two dozen Democrats have introduced legislation that would create a national nurse to work alongside the surgeon general.

The National Nurse Act, H.R. 485, would designate the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as the "National Nurse for Public Health."

The bill would have the national nurse work alongside the surgeon general and "focus on health promotion, improving healthcare literacy, and reducing health disparities."

"As the first registered nurse in Congress, I know from experience how nurses play a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention," Johnson said in an announcement on her website.

"Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease threaten the health of so many Americans," she said. "The National Nurse for Public Health would raise awareness about what each of us can do to prevent illness while improving our own health and that of our families."

Today, Rear Adm. Kerry Paige Nesseler serves as the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. According to that agency, Nesseler "coordinates nursing professional affairs" for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services, and "provides guidance and advice" to the surgeon general, the Nurse Professional Advisory Committee and nurses across the country on health issues.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: democrats; eddiebernicejohnson; health; house; hr485; nannystate; nationalnurse; naughtynurse; peterking; publichealth; surgeongeneral; usphs

1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:05:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Naughty Nurse Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 02/06/2013 4:07:17 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Naughty Nurse Nanny State PING!


3 posted on 02/06/2013 4:08:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Isn’t that special........


4 posted on 02/06/2013 4:08:15 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

Dumocraps come up with another useless gubmint’ position. I guess the next stupid thing they come up with is “national receptionist” or “national anesthesiologist”...


5 posted on 02/06/2013 4:14:57 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
ya gotta be kiddin me... affirmative action knows no bounds
6 posted on 02/06/2013 4:14:57 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’d like to see a national wet nurse.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:38 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That must be to organize and control all of the neighborhood health snitches.

Consider this section in the Senate version of the bill; the setting up of community watch dogs that will monitor citizens for various health parameters. Read pages 382 - 393.

TITLE I—QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS pps 382 - 393

There is nothing at the link now because that was a Senate version of the bill before it passed. I haven't read the 2,000 pages of the ACA so I can't say that this section survived. Any bets?

8 posted on 02/06/2013 4:16:44 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nurse Ratched.

Someone post the pic, plz. I’m on droid....


9 posted on 02/06/2013 4:17:08 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Chode

If I was younger, I’d definitely be trying to get on the Death Panel. That’s gotta be a gravy job - think of all the graft and corruption coming your way.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 4:22:01 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
AS IF NO ONE KNOWS ALL OF THIS????

"Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease threaten the health of so many Americans," she said. "The National Nurse for Public Health would raise awareness about what each of us can do to prevent illness while improving our own health and that of our families."

Maybe what they are trying to do is send info to the O-Phone holders....I would think the liability could be a problem, because....ANYTHING the gov't gets into it EFFS UP. They screwed up the food pyramid, cholesterol issues, etc. If the Nat'l Nurse is anything like what dieticians are like....oooohhhh boy.....

11 posted on 02/06/2013 4:22:41 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: nascarnation
Sorry, the position of Death Panel Czar has tentatively been filled already.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 4:25:15 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

next, a surgeon genberal in every color, nurse in every color, then buttpirate surgeon generals and a dyke nurse, etc etc.

and we’ll pay them all in monopoly money.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 4:25:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another useless government worker of big government. Like the Surgeon general does anything already. Next the Feds will want a National Nanny Leader. After that National Community Organizer Leader. Why not Chief Bottle washer, Toilet Inspector and Soft Drink Inspector. Big Government and largesse ideas.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 4:27:19 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well hell, let’s have a National Candy Striper while we’re at it!


15 posted on 02/06/2013 4:28:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

U.S. Public Health Service, the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services all need to go BYE BYE - along with federal departments of education, energy, environment and a whole host of other useless nanny state entities............


16 posted on 02/06/2013 4:28:22 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

SEIU Membership will soar, as the army of “Government Nurses” descends on the populace, mostly in the ghetto areas.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 4:41:29 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: nascarnation
ain't that the truth...
18 posted on 02/06/2013 4:43:42 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tublecane
I’d like to see a national wet nurse.

If the Mod Squad will indulge...


19 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:29 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pete King showing the world what RINO means.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:38 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about a National Candy Striper to fill out the team?


21 posted on 02/06/2013 4:58:06 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ubama's second term is a race-based spoils system extravaganza.
22 posted on 02/06/2013 5:43:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Wouldn't it be fun to turn Nurse Ratched loose on Obama, with all his internal demons...


23 posted on 02/06/2013 5:49:54 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: max americana

In a word, we’re screwed, and I doubt we will ever be able to recover from it...certainly not in my lifetime.


24 posted on 02/06/2013 6:15:07 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 02/06/2013 8:59:49 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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