Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in July 2017:
In 2015, the National Rural Health Association reported that before ObamaCare went into effect 41% of rural hospitals “operate at a financial loss.” The insurance/medicare-medicaid reimbursement cuts caused by ObamaCare and ‘sequestration’ is killing them off, meaning ObamaCare is actually preventing people from getting healthcare by exponentially increasing rural hospital shutdowns!
According to Gallup and Sharecare “The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew in the second quarter of 2017 to 11.7%, up from 11.3% in the first quarter.”
According to George Mason University’s Mercatus Center 73% of small business owners have no problem with ObamaCare-ACA being ‘repealed’. 31% reduced work hours of employees from full-time to part-time. 22% to 24% of businesses (depending on number of employees) have reduced hiring as a result of ObamaCare-ACA mandate: “Thanks to the ACA…….we estimate the ACA-inspired practice of keeping payrolls below 50 has cost roughly 250,000 jobs.“-Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
Alabama: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program says Alabama is tied for fourth place for most rural hospital shutdowns. Endo International announced it will shutdown a generic opiod drug (hydrocodone/APAP, oxycodone, etc) factory and distribution operation, 875 jobs gone!
California: Long Beach based Medicare service provider Molina Healthcare eliminating 1-thousand-4-hundred jobs (on top of the jobs already eliminated so far this year) after an audit revealed that the company’s optimistic expansion after ObamaCare became law was unrealistic and the company is actually losing money! In fact, the audit also discovered that under ObamaCare the federal government is holding back on $52-million USD in reimbursements owed to Molina Healthcare! In Sacramento, First Responder EMS issued a shutdown WARN, 66 jobs gone starting at the end of August. In Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai finally notified that it laid off 77 people, back in March.
Florida: Adolescent Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches eliminating 73 jobs in September. Healthcare/social services company Fluor Federal Solutions issued a WARN, 125 jobs lost by the end of August! After more than 60 years A&E Pharmacy in Warrington shutting down due to ObamaCare insurance reimbursements: “The climate for independent pharmacies is definitely not improving. Insurance restrictions and insurance reimbursements are not going in the right direction.”-David Enfinger, co-owner
Georgia: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program ranks Georgia in third place for most rural hospital shutdowns. God powerless to stop ‘his’ LifePoint Health-Saint Francis Hospital from laying off 55 people in Columbus. In 2015 the hospital was hit with a $20-million USD fine for failure to comply with federal regulations, that same year it was sold to LifePoint Health.
Idaho: Another year, another insurance increase, this time the greedy health insurance companies want a 38% jump (and that’s the average, some will be higher) in premiums paid by all you happy taxpayers! More proof The Gem State’s version of ObamaCare is a failure; in Idaho Falls the Community Family Clinic (for people with no ObamaCare insurance) is dealing with an increase in patient volume, and as such is expanding their operations for uninsured people: “The new building will be three times the size of the one we’re in now and will provide more access for patients to come in and be seen.”-Arnold Cantu, administrator
Illinois: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Hospital Sisters Health System Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital from laying off 22 people. The HSHS hospital recently spent $253 million USD building a new hospital in O’Fallon. Cook County laying off 1-thousand-1-hundred employees, including public healthcare workers, blaming it on a failed ‘sweetened drink’ tax (blocked by court order)! Apparently the math deficient county officials thought a tax on drinks could support 1,100 jobs. During the appeals court hearing Cook County claimed that 90% of its tax collections go to fund public healthcare, even with federally mandated ObamaCare! CORPAK Medsystems issued a shutdown WARN for its operations in Buffalo Grove, 81 jobs gone in December. Westmoreland Nursing Center shutting down, 84 jobs gone due to ‘natural disaster’.
Iowa: New Link Genetics issued a layoff WARN, 39 jobs gone by mid-August.
Kansas: The Birth and Women’s Center shutting down by the end of September, administrators say ObamaCare rendered them financially broke, plus they claim they’re having trouble finding ‘qualified’ nurses.
Michigan: Detroit Medical Center laid off 18 people and shutdown eight vacant jobs, the CEO resigned. According to local news media, ever since ObamaCare went into effect Detroit Medical Center has eliminated at least 325 jobs!
Mississippi: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program says Mississippi is tied for fourth place for most rural hospital shutdowns.
Nebraska: New Jersey based Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Corporation suddenly shutdown its call center, 170 jobs gone!
New York: Michaud Residential Health Care Facility issued a shutdown WARN, 113 jobs lost by October! Inter-Lakes Health has been sold-off, 232 jobs lost by mid-October! Healthcare service company Lighthouse Guild shutting down in Melville, 46 jobs gone by the end of September.
North Carolina: 60 years old non-profit Morehead Memorial Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, 7-hundred jobs affected! Select Specialty Hospital-Winston-Salem shutting down by September, 76 jobs lost.
Tennessee: NewsChannel5 revealed that dozens of hospitals are shutting down, and published a list of nine hospitals already shutdown! Some desperate counties have imposed extra taxes, like a $60 per wheel tax, but it’s not enough to stop the hospital shutdowns. Tennessee is ranked second place for most rural hospital shutdowns.
Texas: The Lone Star State is the top state for most rural hospital shutdowns (beating out Tennessee), no thanks to ObamaCare-ACA. Between 2013 and 2016 at least 12 rural hospitals shutdown. Speaking of shutdowns, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville from shutting down its psychiatric hospital, by mid-August. Hearne Healthcare Center nursing home shutting down, possibly due to numerous state regulation violations (63 just in 2015).
Virginia: OBGYN Generations of Women shutdown without warning, along with its Facebook page. The manager told local news media she got no warning as well, patients are pissed: “Everything is closing very, very suddenly and the pieces just aren’t adding up.”-Jennifer Holliday, patient
Washington: Renton based non-profit Providence Health & Service warning of more layoffs, across the seven states it operates in, after losing $255-million USD in 2016. The huge loss happened the same year that Providence ended open heart surgeries and began hospital consolidation op in Oregon, no thanks to ObamaCare.
West Virginia: Charleston Area Medical Center eliminating 3-hundred jobs by the end of the year blaming, among other things, ObamaCare: “Regrettably, there is no end in sight for West Virginia’s economic situation, poor reimbursement from governmental insurance, rising cost of drugs and technology, the nursing shortage and the cost of caring for government-insured patients. After the first five months of 2017, CAMC’s operations were on course to lose more than $40 million.”-Dave Ramsey, ceo
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral June 2017: “IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE”