Nursing Health Care in The Legislative Arena Essay
1) Identify your state district representative (Illinois). Research his/her political background and significant bills that he/she has supported and include the bill number. Summarize and comment on your findings in a paper written in APA 7th edition format. Paper should be a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 3 pages in length. Please read additional information attached below.
My state district representative is: Tim Ozinga (District 37) https://ballotpedia.org/Tim_Ozinga
Use this bill: INS CD-AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES (HB0317) https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB0317/2021
You can use this personal example: I had a patient who had a failing liver and needed to be sent to the Mayo clinic. There was a helicopter that would be an hour flight with no stops but it costed $12,000 because insurance didn’t cover it. Instead she chose to pay $2000 for a helicopter that was covered by insurance but it was a 4 hour flight instead so making that decision put her at risk based on the money aspect and not her health.
2) Then, compose a letter to your representative identifying a CURRENT health related issue or bill that you would like supported or refuted. Introduce self as a nursing student.
Some bills he supports in general: https://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=2984&Primary=True
Bill (HR471) is one he supports related to healthcare and also say how/why it is related to healthcare: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HR&DocNum=471&GAID=16&SessionID=110&LegID=136862