(Answered) NRS 440 Week 4 Discussion 1

Choose one legislator on the state or federal level who is also a nurse, and discuss the importance of their role as advocate for improving health care delivery. What specific bill(s) have they sponsored or supported that has/have influenced health care?


Eddie Bernice Johnson is one of the state and federal legislators. Eddie Bernice Johnson is from the state of Texas and is on her 13th term serving as a congress representative and representing Texas’s 30th congressional district in the United States. Johnson has been advocating for the healthcare act and has helped in ensuring that a considerable number of Americans gain access to the necessary and needed care. Johnson in one instance participated in demonstrations in attempts to advocate for healthcare act following an attempt by the Republicans to have the act repealed (Act, F. I. R. S. T, 2014). In addition, to that, she has sponsored a number of bills with the Veteran’s Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention act of 2009 being one of them (Johnson, DeLauro, & Slaughter, 2015). This bill was raised for a number of reasons which included the need to streamline the payment system for better and ease of comprehension and use….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5