ABC News recently sat down with President Obama for their "Prescription for America" forum. You can read the transcript here. It is a wonderfully transparent and thorough conversation on the major issues of health reform today. They address the primary care and nursing shortages, comparative effectiveness, putting an emphasis on prevention/wellness and even discuss nurse practitioners and physician assistants as being part of the solution.
I truly believe we will see steady, incremental progress regarding health reform because all of the stakeholders are/will be part of the process. This has started with a dialogue where respect for each other is paramount. We all know that it is rare for everyone to agree and that's ok. But if we can respect one another's views and roles we are well on our way to addressing this ailing system.
This is a prescription that must be 'dispensed as written.'