EMPIREHistory has an uncanny way of repeating itself, but not always in ways we expect. Take Medicaid off the chopping blockAs front line nurses, and as New Yorkers committed to healthcare as a human right, we are inextricably connected to the Medicaid program. Keeping Mount Vernon open for careThe vital importance of Mount Vernon Hospital to the people of that city is increasingly apparent to all involved. A word from our members: Karine Raymond, RNHow did you decide to become a nurse? As a child growing up I wanted to be… Leading the charge for Medicare for AllNurses are at the front lines of a growing movement calling for a universal, single-payer ‘Medicare for All’ system.