Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell "gets it" with his plan to boost access to nurse practitioner care in order to help expand health care coverage and stop rising medical expenses in the state, writes Tine Hansen-Turton, of the National Nursing Centers Consortium. Nurse practitioners already provide care at a wide variety of levels, but they continue to hit barriers, and Hansen-Turton calls on insurance companies and decision-makers to support nurse-managed care and nurse practitioners.

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