Healthcare Traveler Magazine has put together a great overview of some of the possible implications that the Healthcare Reform bill could have on travel nursing, you can read the whole thing here, but here is an overview:
First, the article looks at the passing of reform as something that clears some of the uncertainty that has affected hiring and provides a starting point
Second, it looks at the possibility that the influx of previously uninsured patients coupled with the aging Baby Boomers could shift the traditional settings for nursing jobs, moving some of them to more stand-alone, urgent care and walk-in clinics, which could use the travelers themselves or at the very least draw perm nurses to them, reopening the traditional hospital jobs for travel nurses that have fallen off over the last two years.
Third, they take a look toward the future and predict that travel nursing companies will be major resources for hospitals plan in dealing with the reform measures.
Fourth, they believe that some of the variety of jobs will open up again and travel nursing will at least somewhat return to the days when travel nurses had more negotiating power and a greater variety of jobs to choose from.
Of course no one really knows yet, but these predictions seem right on when looking at the factors behind them, so if you are curious about the future of travel nurisng give it a read.