Nurses, doctors bring 10,000 signed scrubs to Washington D.C.

Posted Sep 24, 2009 by Jay David Murphy
Nurses, doctors, and health care providers went to Washington with 10,000 scrubs to offer stories to be delivered to members of Congress.
10 000 Scrubs
Nevada Senator Harry Reid, joined by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Donnetta Miller, a nurse at UMC in Las Vegas and Dennis Rivera, Chairman of Partnership for Quality Care, speaks at a press conference about the progress of health insurance reform.
Courtest of Senator Harry Reid
On Wednesday in Washington, Nevada Senator Harry Reid met with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and nurses, doctors, and health insurance providers representing Partnership for Quality Care.
The Partnership for Quality Care collected 10,000 signed medical scrubs and is delivering many of them to lawmakers to show the support of health care works for reform. Donnetta Miller, a nurse from University Medical Center in Las Vegas, presented Reid with a set of scrubs.
In an email to Digital Journalist Jay David Murphy these comments were extracted from the presentation from Senator Reid, “Attached to these scrubs are letters that catalog your struggles with our broken system.“
Reid went on the describe what the scrubs represent: “The stories they bear are particularly instructive because of the messengers who bring them.”
He told the group of nurses, doctors, and other health care providers that, “Congress is hearing these stories. The American people hear them. That’s why as we stand together at this moment as Congress is working to put together a proposal to bring historic, transformative reform to our health insurance system.”
Senator Reid has been going full-tilt to shed a positive light on health care reform. Wednesday's gathering brought out health care providers to show support for massive changes in the U.S. health care system.
Two weeks ago he held a phone conference with Nevada religious leaders who were in support of health care reform.