Health Agents for America (HAFA) has come up with a way to pester several different health advocacy birds with one stone: It’s backing efforts by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to ease state restrictions on nurse practitioners’ ability to practice.
HAFA is a scrappy Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based group that has taken an aggressive approach to representing agents in the individual health insurance market in the face of freezing apathy toward U.S. commercial individual major medical insurance from most of the rest of the universe since about 201.5
AANP met in New Orleans recently in an effort to stump for more regulatory flexibility for nurse practitioners in Louisiana and other states.
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HAFA has put out emails asking its own supporters to support the AANP effort.
Some physicians have argued that giving nurse practitioners to much authority to operate independently could reduce the chances that patients with unusual, seemingly minor but potentially important symptoms will catch the attention of a provider who will understand what those symptoms means.