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Senate advances bills that would give more freedom to pharmacists, PAs

Two bills, which would allow medical professionals who aren’t doctors greater latitude in serving patients, are advancing in the Senate. Taken together, the bills would help reduce health care costs by freeing up pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to perform more basic services.

Resource Guide for Finding Free or Low-Cost Prenatal Care in the U.S.

When you’re pregnant, you need more than an annual visit to a primary care professional to stay healthy. You need prenatal care. This means a lot more visits to a doctor, midwife, or nurse practitioner. If you don’t have health insurance and are worried about how to pay for prenatal care, there are many organizations that offer low-cost or even free care during pregnancy.

Pandemic Brings Increased Interest to Nursing Profession

Meghan Wenzinger, a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, recalled her mother—who is a nurse practitioner—receiving a letter from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last spring, asking for extra health care support for COVID-19 patients in New York City.