Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN’s) can do much of the same work as a doctor—at a lower cost to patients and insurers. The American Nurses Association wants the federal government to require insurers who sell plans on insurance exchanges to have a minimum percentage of APRN’s available in their provider networks. Varied and restrictive state laws currently limit the scope of APRN’s work—laws which are supported by the medical (doctor) community. Americans deserve less-costly options like APRN’s that will provide efficient and reliable alternatives to traditional doctor-patient relationships.”