Nurses say skyrocketing hospital charges are causing a national health care crisis—and PPACA is doing nothing to help. (Jason Redmond/Associated Press/file)

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses is fighting back against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, slamming the law for doing nothing to control skyrocketing health care costs.

National Nurses United, a union representing about 185,000 nurses, says that exorbitant hospital charges have become a major factor in driving up overall health care costs, exaggerating a national health care crisis as “increasing numbers of Americans are priced out of access to needed medical care or pushed into financial ruin or bankruptcy.”

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.