Today's Oregonian reported some alarming statistics related to how much health care is projected to cost by 2015. Every American should pay attention to the disconcerting fact that our elderly population will spend one in every five dollars to stay well, and that the country's total health care bill will increase to more than $4 trillion in the next ten years as reported by Health Affairs, a journal published by the Center for American Progress.
Imagine what a message to the public from an Office of the National Nurse would do in terms of helping Americans to practice health ways of living to prevent the epidemic levels of preventable diseases such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes from occurring. We can and we must do better.
Please stand with us by signing the petition on this website and submitting your email to receive our newsletter updates about the progress we are making. Consider making a donation to the National Nursing Network Organization to support our efforts. Volunteer to submit new graphics for our merchandise on Cafe Press. If you are interested in purchasing inexpensive ad space about a health related business that you would like others to know about on this website, please write firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to do this.
Stay tuned, another newsletter will be coming out early next week.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Wednesday, February 22, 2006