The American Nurses Association (ANA) is one of the 35 organizations of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR).
CPR sent a letter to President Obama supporting patients' rights to choose their healthcare provider.
"As our nation’s leader, you understand that America’s healthcare system is at a turning point. Fueled by the demand for quality and affordability, now is the time to look for innovative solutions and to utilize existing resources to their fullest extent. We believe the more than three million healthcare professionals in the U.S. – who are not doctors of medicine or osteopathy – are critical stakeholders in the movement to improve our nation’s healthcare."