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Describe a policy related issue that is currently in debate within the nursing profession


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Many experts say that nurses need to play a key role in accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs were introduced in January, 2012 as a component of the Affordable Care Act. Identify the role(s) that nurses will play in these organizations.