Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in June 2017:
California: In San Francisco, ‘digital’ health company Omada Health suddenly laid off 20 people despite raising $20-million USD in funding. Also in San Francisco, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Sutter Health-Saint Luke’s Hospital from laying off 72 nurses. Several hospital ‘units’ will be shutdown as well, affecting 44 sub-acute patients.
Connecticut: Waterbury Hospital eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs due to “Proposed and continued cuts in state reimbursement due to Connecticut’s budget crisis, regulatory changes at the state and federal level, and the growth of population health management….”
Florida: Liberty Medical Supply continues to crash, 263 people losing their jobs by August due to the company being sold to an unnamed buyer! Liberty Medical Supply has been struggling ever since ObamaCare-ACA went into effect. In Palm Bay, Health First shutdown its Pro Health & Fitness Center blaming competition.
Hawaii: North Hawaii Community Hospital, in Kamuela, laid off six people.
Illinois: Obama-Land is now officially a failed state, and the state’s Chief Fiscal and Accountability Officer, Susana A. Mendoza, publicly blamed ObamaCare-ACA as being the straw that broke their financial back, warning that in July they “will severely limit any payments……to, long-term care, hospice, and community care and supportive living centers serving the senior community, and ambulatory and other critical medical supplies for the poor and disabled.” She also stated that “It is already too late”, the damage is done.
Indiana: Perry County Memorial Hospital laid off seven employees, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for causing declining reimbursements, rising operating expenses and the shift toward outpatient care.
Maine: Central Maine Healthcare shutting down its urgent care facility in Auburn, and shutting down its primary care clinic in Mechanic Falls, and eliminating 38 jobs in September.
Maryland: Digital healthcare company Inovalon eliminating 113 jobs in July, despite reporting a 5.5% increase in revenues!
Massachusetts: Switzerland based drugs maker Roche announced it is halting production in Marlborough, eliminating about 75 jobs. Hallmark Health laying off 65 people and eliminating more than 50% of inpatient services at two hospitals.
Mississippi: Rush Health Systems eliminating 112 hospital jobs! The mayor of Meridian blames ObamaCare-ACA: “When decisions have to be made, especially right now, in the medical field with reimbursements the way that they are, with insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, these are the type of decisions that sometimes the CEOs have to make.”-Percy Bland
New York: NYC Health & Hospitals suddenly eliminated 5-hundred management jobs due to a $2-billion USD budget shortage! Cardinal Health shutting down its hospital supply ops in Halfmoon.
North Carolina: 58 years old North Merck Volunteer Rescue Squad suddenly shutdown due to lack of taxpayer funding. Tax collections are so low that ‘elected’ officials had to decide between the Rescue Squad or the Fire Department.
Ohio: Summa Health eliminating 3-hundred jobs due to ObamaCare causing it to lose $60-million USD: “This year, inpatient and outpatient volumes are dramatically down and, as a result, we are facing staggering operating losses…..this trend must stop immediately.”-Cliff Deveny, doctor and CEO of Summa Health
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City based Foundation HealthCare now chapter 11 bankrupt.
Pennsylvania: Geisinger Health System suddenly laid off 46 InfoTech employees saying ObamaCare-ACA is causing “…increased competition by both payers and providers; supply and employee costs continue to rise; and there is ongoing uncertainty about healthcare reform and what it might mean to us.”
Tennessee: Ireland based Medtronic suddenly eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs in Memphis. Local news media pointed out that the layoffs mean Medtronic failed to fulfill its taxpayer funded job creation contract with the city of Memphis.
Texas: Despite ObamaCare-ACA the U.S. Army was deployed on an economic/medical mission in an area known as Colonias. The mission was two pronged; build up infrastructure and tend to the healthcare of thousands of Texans in that area who still don’t have healthcare coverage! After 20 years East Texas Medical Center(ETMC)-Trinity Hospital laying off 60 people by August and will not renew its lease with Trinity County due to ObamaCare-ACA reimbursements, as stated in ETMC press release. Local news media reported that ETMC has shutdown three additional hospitals since 2014!
In Dallas, after only three years of operations Walnut Hill Medical Center suddenly shutdown and filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection! In Houston, University General Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. Also in Houston, Memorial Hermann Health System suddenly laid off an additional 350 people, bringing the total for the year to 460! Administrators directly blame ObamaCare-ACA: “This is an unprecedented time in healthcare. We continue to face an uncertain healthcare environment with escalating costs and declining reimbursements.”-Chuck Stokes, interim president
Washington: Kennewick based Trios Health now chapter 9 bankrupt busted. According to news reports, the administrators held an emergency vote about the bankruptcy on 29 JUN 2017, then filed for bankruptcy protection the next morning. Skagit Regional Health eliminating at least 8% of its jobs after ObamaCare-ACA caused it to lose $4-million in 2016.
Washington DC: MedStar Washington Hospital Center suddenly laid off 1-hundred people, calling ObamaCare-ACA “financially challenging”!
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral May 2017: “UNSUSTAINABLE FOR OUR COMPANY”