What are some strategies nurses can use to advocate for healthcare consumers and reduce the increasing cost of healthcare?

Discuss managed care, the initiatives implemented by private insurers to transform healthcare, and the various roles nurses play to improve quality patient outcomes tied to healthcare reimbursement. What are some strategies nurses can use to advocate for healthcare consumers and reduce the increasing cost of healthcare?

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.