Nurses Speak Out

Several weeks ago, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a group of nurses to the White House and joined a conference call with more than 5,000 nurses from across the country to discuss the Affordable Care Act and the benefits of health reform.

Just before they met with the First Lady, the nurses who traveled to Washington participated in a short roundtable discussion about the benefits of the new Affordable Care Act and their experiences.

Nurses featured in the video include:

Susan Matthews
Hartford, Kentucky
Family Nurse Practitioner and Owner of Bluegrass Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Beaver Dam, Kentucky

Jillian Roth
Haymarket, Virginia
Staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at Fauquier Hospital

Margaret (Miki) B. MacDonald
Bangor, Maine
Primary care nurse practitioner

Susan Kamerling
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Pediatric nurse at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Samuel Kojo Asamoah
Herndon, Virginia
Staff nurse working nights in the ICU at INOVA hospital

Together, the nurses discussed the importance of preventive care that will be made available, with at no additional cost, for all Americans in new insurance plans, and how expanding access to insurance will make it possible for more Americans to get the care they need.

Watch the video to see the discussion and learn more about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act by visiting