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Has the Affordable Care Act negatively impacted travel nursing?

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TravelNurseSource Representative

The Affordable Care Act has both positively and negatively affected travel nursing. There have been reports of job growth but then there have been reports of bigger patient loads. There has been a shortage of nurses in certain areas, which boosts the demand for travel nurses. More and more patients are taking visits to the emergency room. This causes the wait times to increase because there are not enough nurses.