Job hunt­ing

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

The pres­i­dent needs to be ag­gres­sively push­ing a jobs bill along with health­care. This coun­try is smart enough to tackle both dif­fi­cult is­sues at once—be­sides there is some syn­ergy work­ing on jobs and health­care at the same time. Jobs and health­care are not just tied to­gether from an eco­nomic per­spec­tive but from a health per­spec­tive as well.

Lack of good work is emo­tion­ally dev­as­tat­ing for peo­ple, caus­ing in­creased stress on fam­ily sys­tems, af­fect­ing chil­dren and school sys­tems, etc. The lack of hu­man dig­nity and stress are as dev­as­tat­ing on the health of the in­di­vid­ual and the na­tion as the eco­nomic im­pact. And let’s stop looking at past jobs. Yes, we need bridges and roads, but we also need high-speed rail, al­ter­na­tive forms of en­ergy and cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy in schools and hos­pi­tals. Let’s put bright Amer­i­cans to work in jobs of the fu­ture.

Let’s get train­ing pro­grams up and run­ning that al­low young peo­ple to travel and work glob­ally so they learn about the world at the same time they are do­ing some­thing pro­duc­tive. And let’s not for­get about green tech­nol­ogy, but most of all wa­ter. Let’s put peo­ple to work to fig­ure out how to main­tain a clean, safe, abun­dant sup­ply of wa­ter for the na­tion. Su­san M. Ohlson Clin­i­cal in­struc­tor Di­rec­tor, Of­fice of Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Chicago

Col­lege of Nurs­ing sys­tem in more than 40 years, and we are go­ing to do it via a leg­isla­tive loop­hole rather than whole new leg­is­la­tion. And we’re go­ing to do it without the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the other party.

I ask the Amer­i­can peo­ple: Are your in­ter­ests be­ing ap­pro­pri­ately rep­re­sented? Do op­pos­ing opin­ions have no weight sim­ply be­cause they are the mi­nor­ity party? Is it that black and white for you—that one party’s vi­sion unchecked by the other is OK? If you dis­agree, I think it is time to write your rep­re­sen­ta­tive and your se­na­tors and let them know how you feel.

James Garn­ham Vice pres­i­dent, con­tract­ing

and reg­u­la­tory af­fairs Greater Rochester (N.Y.) In­de­pen­dent

Prac­tice As­so­ci­a­tion

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.