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Nurses Say That Health Policy Awareness Improves Quality of Care

Public policy dictates the amount of care that a person can receive.

Public policy often dictates if a person can receive aid, depending on their health insurance. Not only that, it also either allows or limits the care patients can receive, depending on whether these services are covered by their current insurance policy or not. Some policies can influence the cost of prescription drugs, co-pays, and deductibles. As nurses, Reinhard says, this can greatly influence the extent of our services, especially for visiting nurses. In short, public policy affects how, when, and where nurses can provide services.