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“This facility failed its residents multiple times throughout this horrifying ordeal!”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, September 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in September 2017:

The British empire member United Kingdom is offering U.S. doctors two months vacation plus cash to quit their jobs in the United States and move to the U.K.!

The government of Germany (Deutschland) is also inciting U.S. doctors to flee: Career opportunities for doctors in Germany

The Wall Street Journal revealed that ObamaCare-ACA actually reduces insurance reimbursements to hospitals as the economy improves: The Hidden Obamacare Detail That Could Cost Hospitals Billions

Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey: Average premiums for family up 3% from 2016.   Since 2012, premiums for employer-based family coverage up 19%.  Average dollar contribution employees make increased 32% since 2012. Average deductible for single employer-based coverage is $1,505.  In 2017, roughly 1 in 4 employees purchased a policy sporting a deductible of at least $3,000.

Kaiser Family Foundation: 75% of people more concerned about soon to end taxpayer funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program, then about ObamaCare-ACA repeal.

Becker’s Hospital Review: FDA takes action against 500 websites illegally selling prescription medicine

19 patient deaths prompt FDA to issue warning on Intercept Pharmaceuticals’ liver drug

Express Scripts: New cancer treatment drug not covered by ObamaCare-ACA.

Alaska: The state employees union is suing Abbott Laboratories-Saint Jude Medical for knowingly selling faulty defibrillators from 2011-16.   The batteries were faulty resulting in “…plaintiff and the other nationwide class members would not have incurred costs for the recalled devices and the medical costs of device removal and replacement surgery and other related medical costs.”

California: It was discovered that Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, in Grass Valley, overcharged on Medicare in 2014 which had a domino effect resulting in 173 other California hospitals being paid way more than what they should’ve been paid, right up until 2017!  Hundreds of nurses protested at more than 20 Kaiser Permanente medical centers, due to lack of staffing and overwork.  Schizophrenic Molina Healthcare now says it will hire 250 people after announcing in July it was eliminating 1-thousand-4-hundred jobs!  Pennsylvania based Genesis HealthCare shutting down its Eagle Crest nursing home, 72 jobs gone in October due to California Department of Health canceling its Medicare contract. ‘Christian’ owned Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center eliminating 55 jobs in October, due to the ‘exit’ of California Laboratory Associates from The Golden State.  Molina Healthcare/Medical Management issued numerous layoff WARNs, more than 3-hundred jobs across California gone by Thanksgiving!  Disabled/old people service provider People’s Inc. issued a shutdown WARN for its Costa Mesa ops, 78 jobs gone right after Halloween.    While silly-villians worry about healthcare the U.S. Army spent 211-million taxpayer dollars building a new hospital at Fort Irwin-NTC.

Florida:  The state Office of Insurance Regulation revealed that the cost of ObamaCare-ACA insurance will go up in 2018 by an average of 45%!   In Lakeland, Crothall Healthcare eliminating 186 jobs right after Thanksgiving!   In Fort Lauderdale, Holy Cross Hospital revealed it quietly laid off 23 people in August due to crashing admissions since ObamaCare-ACA went into effect.  Jackson National Life Insurance eliminating ten jobs in Tampa, by November.  In Hollywood Hills, 12 people died at The Rehabilitation Center when Hurricane Irma cut the power.  It was also revealed that the nursing home had prior problems with being in compliance with federal rules about having a back-up power source, and that nurses actually lied about some of the dead patients on medical records saying they were still alive!  Florida Governor Rick Scott canceled the nursing home’s state Medicaid funding as a result of the deaths.  “This facility failed its residents multiple times throughout this horrifying ordeal. It is unfathomable that a medical professional would not know to call 911 immediately in an emergency situation. The facility also entered late entries into medical records claiming safe temperatures for patients while those same patients were across the street dying in the emergency room with temperatures of over 108 degrees Fahrenheit. No amount of emergency preparedness could have prevented the gross medical and criminal recklessness that occurred at this facility.”-Justin Senior, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Becker’s hospital Review: Florida lawmaker warned state, federal officials day before residents died at nursing home

Florida governor’s office reportedly deleted voicemails from nursing home where 11 people died

Idaho: Some of Idaho’s ObamaCare Your Health Idaho board members are questioning the state’s decision to hire ‘christian’ Saint Luke’s Health System to ‘help’ people pick an ObamaCare insurance plan.  Not only is the state using taxpayer dollars to pay Saint Luke’s but Saint Luke’s could directly benefit as one of the ObamaCare-ACA insurance providers is directly connected to Saint Luke’s (SelectHealth).  Tennessee based RCCH HealthCare Partners suddenly laid off 62 people at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, as a result of the ‘christian’ Lewiston hospital being taken over by RCCH in May.  State government to get $438-thousand USD as a result of the EpiPen Medicaid rebate scandal.  I wonder what they’ll do with the money?

Illinois: Centegra outright laying off 131 people and outsourcing another 230 jobs due to a $62.3-million USD loss!  According to The Kennedy Forum state Medicaid payments are routinely denied for mental health and drug addiction treatments!

Indiana:  Kentucky based Kindred Healthcare eliminating 86 jobs as it shuts down Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South in Greenwood.  Indianapolis based drugs pusher Eli Lilly eliminating 3-thousand-5-hundred jobs globally, including early retirement of U.S. employees!  Prompt Ambulance issued a layoff WARN, 140 jobs gone in time for Xmas!

Iowa: Mercy Iowa City eliminating 115 jobs and reducing the hours of at least 65 employees (according to news media reports, the WARN only mentions 60 jobs), blaming ObamaCare-ACA saying “…our volumes and revenues have declined over time, resulting in operating losses for several years.”

Kentucky:  Louisville based Humana is bribing older employees to quit (buyouts) in preparation “for 2018″, whatever that means.

Louisiana: Willis-Knighton Health System eliminating 232 jobs between now and the next few months!

Maine: Insurance company Anthem will no longer provide ObamaCare-ACA insurance, leaving only two companies providing ObamaCare-ACA insurance in The Pine Tree State.    Seven doctors resigned from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, in connection to the 2015 take-over of the hospital by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Massachusetts: Harrington Hospital eliminating 20 jobs as it shuts down its obstetrics unit.

Minnesota: The state Attorney General is begging Mayo Clinic to halt its hospital consolidation operations, Mayo Clinic basically blamed ObamaCare-ACA saying “With regard to a possible pause in the consolidation of services in Albert Lea and Austin, Mayo Clinic must respectfully decline your request. The critical staffing shortage and related patient safety risk that drove our decision to consolidate have not changed.”

New Hampshire: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital laid off 17 people and shutdown its patient accounts department.

New Jersey: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center ending its DSS Program, eight people unemployed in time for Halloween.  Shiel Medical Laboratory announced it will eliminate at least 538 jobs in time for Xmas, due to being sold to competitor Quest Diagnostics!

New York: Rehab provider Contemporary Guidance Services suddenly shutdown its NYC ops, 53 jobs gone due to not being able to renew the lease.

North Carolina: Bankrupt Morehead Memorial Hospital is now for sale.

Ohio:  Procter & Gamble eliminating 25 healthcare division jobs at the Mason Business Center saying “We are making some small adjustments in our North America Health Care business to reflect shifts in project priorities.”  The Ohio Association of Foodbanks helps people enroll in ObamaCare-ACA, but due to a 71% reduction in federal taxpayer funding was forced to halt such enrollment ops, 54 jobs gone.

Pennsylvania: State retirement and Medicaid payments suspended due to a taxpayer funding shortfall of $2.2-billion USD!  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center canceled its planned $211.2-million USD hospital in South Fayette, without explanation.  North Philadelphia Health System/ Girard Medical Center issued a shutdown WARN, an undisclosed number of people will become jobless by the end of October!

Puerto Rico:  The U.S. FDA (Food & Drug Administration) is warning of prescription drug shortages due to Hurricane Maria.  The U.S. territory is home to dozens of legal drugs factories and Maria shutdown at least 50 of them! 

Rhode Island: Drugs pusher Alexion Pharmaceuticals shutting down its factory in Smithfield, 250 jobs gone due to offshoring work to Ireland!

Utah: Former nurses of Salt Lake City based Mormon Intermountain Healthcare  (formerly called The Health Services Corporation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) was deducting 30 minutes of pay for lunch breaks even though most nurses never get an actual meal break. The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating.

Virginia: SOVAH Health affecting 158 jobs at its Danville location, due to cancelling its contract with Sodexo!

Washington DC:  U.S. Health & Human Services claims that acute care hospitals overcharged taxpayers by $51.6-million USD, and overcharged patients by $14.4 million, in connection to the Medicare program.  Donald Trump has agreed to continue ObamaCare-ACA taxpayer funded subsidies to for-profit insurance companies, at least for the month of September.  Don’t blame Trump, blame Obama as Medicaid and Medicare cuts $2-billion USD from Disproportionate Share Hospital payments in October, as a result of a Supreme Court ruling concerning ObamaCare-ACA.

West Virginia: Charleston Area Medical Center eliminating 40 jobs in time for Thanksgiving, as part of a bigger plan to eliminate a total of 3-hundred jobs by Xmas! Administrators say ObamaCare-ACA will cause them to lose $40-million USD in 2017.

Wisconsin:  Agnesian Healthcare lost $16-million USD due to ObamaCare-ACA imposed creation of electronic records keeping.  Agnesian Healthcare is now suing the software developer.

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral August 2017: “HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFUL LIFE”


Pacific Angel, it’s about the oil: Your tax dollars spent on education and healthcare in Vietnam and Philippines!

20 SEP 2017 /21:15 UTC-07 Tango 06 (30 Sharivar 1396/29 Dhu l-Hijja 1438/02 Ji-Yu 4715)

Operation Pacific Angel (PacAngel) is a recurring U.S. Pacific Command operation in which your hard earned tax dollars are spent on building up the education and healthcare infrastructure of countries like British empire member Fiji, Nepal, ‘former’ U.S. territory of Philippines and the old nemesis of the U.S., Vietnam.

It’s under the guise of ‘humanitarian’ aid but is more likely about winning over the countries that border the oil rich South China Sea.  It began under the Bush Jr regime as Oceana Mission, but under the Obama regime was renamed Pacific Angel.

Fiji: 3,872 people received healthcare in Tavua and Savusavu, as well as infrastructure projects for local schools.

Nepal: Provided medical care to 4,041 people, and infrastructure improvements made to five sites.

Philippines: In Northern Cebu Province, 6,657 people received medical care, seven facilities were renovated on top of getting $35-thousand USD in medical equipment and supplies.

Vietnam: Healthcare and infrastructure engineering improvements at several locations in the Tam Ky area.  “The challenge here is wanting to do more.”-Captain Rebecca Englebretson, USAF

Pacific Angel is just one of many U.S. taxpayer funded military ‘humanitarian’ operations taking place every year around the world.  If taxpayers can be forced to pay for education, infrastructure and healthcare for other countries then why is it such a problem to fund healthcare, education and infrastructure right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.?













Obama Legacy: ObamaCare Lie proven by government audit!

05 AUG 2017 (15:17 UTC-07 Tango 06)  14 Mordad 1396/12 Dhu l-Qa’da 1438/14 Wu-Shen 4715

“Many of the nearly 7.5 million taxpayers who receive letters and seek insurance may feel misled if the actual cost of their insurance is much higher than the $75 per month detailed in their notification letter.”-U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

An audit by the U.S. Department of the Treasury revealed that under the regime of Barack Obama the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) lied about how much ObamaCare-ACA (Affordable Care Act) mandated health insurance would actually cost in monthly premiums (for the those people who didn’t qualify for free ObamaCare).  The actual cost was actually more than twice the promised amount.

The outright lie by the Obama led IRS was to trick people into supporting ObamaCare-ACA, according to the audit: “This audit was initiated to assess the IRS’s processes for identifying and notifying individuals who file an income tax return and do not have the required Minimum Essential Coverage under the Affordable Care Act…….

…..review identified that the IRS did not issue the required notification letters……..IRS management delayed its planning to implement Section 1502(c)…..

……analysis of 5.4 million taxpayers who enrolled in health coverage through an Exchange in Calendar Year 2015 identified that the cost, after financial assistance, for 3.4 million (63 percent) taxpayers exceeded the $75 a month cited in the letters mailed to taxpayers. The average cost to taxpayers was $168 a month after financial assistance.”-  Affordable Care Act: Implementation of the Notification Requirement for Individual Filers Not Enrolled in Health Insurance 

The report was released on 03 AUG 2017.




“Everything is closing very, very suddenly…” “Regrettably, there is no end in sight”: ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, July 2017

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”

“It is already too late”: ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, June 2017

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 thatIt 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 Jersey: Mount Laurel Center eliminating 323 healthcare jobs by mid-July!  In Parsippany, drug maker The Medicines Company eliminating 52 jobs by August.

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!  In Corpus Christi, assisted living Mount Carmel Home shutting down by the end of July due to lack of funding.   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.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Health from issueing a shutdown WARN for its Walla Walla ops, 371 jobs lost by mid-August!

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”


Red Neck ObamaCare Fail: U.S. Army deployed on Economic Mission in Texas!

24 JUN 2017 (13:39 UTC-07 Tango 06) 03 Tir 1396/29 Ramadan 1438/01 Bing Wu(6th month) 4715

In the ‘right-wing’-conservative-Christian-oil-rich state of Texas the United States Army has been deployed on an economic mission in an area known as Colonias.

It’s a joint operation with Texas A&M University known as Colonias Innovative Readiness Training.  Not only are infrastructure problems being dealt with, but, and despite the advent of ObamaCare (ACA), free medical clinics are held for Texas who still don’t have ObamaCare mandated health insurance!

U.S. Army-Texas A&M free dental service in Web County, Texas.

Free taxpayer funded eye exams in Web County, Texas.

But this isn’t the first time the U.S. Army has been called in to help supposedly fiercely independent Texans. In 2016, a free clinic in Rio Grande Valley was swamped by people who are not benefiting from ObamaCare. 

Red Neck Fail: Saudi Arabia takes over Texas oil supply?

Red Neck Fail: Turkish Tankers take Texas!


Red Neck Fail: Texas Caribbean Xmas theme park built with Chinese labor!


“unsustainable for our company”: ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, May 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in May 2017:

Alabama:  Southeast Alabama Medical Center eliminated 80 jobs because ObamaCare is forcing them to reduce operating costs by $30-million USD per year.  The Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston laid off 19 Stringfellow Memorial Hospital employees as a result of buying a new hospital.

Arizona: Banner Health revealed that its 1st Q 2017 restructuring resulted in nearly 5-hundred people becoming unemployed!  In Tucson, non-profit Marshall Home for Men warning of shutdown after employees got a $1.95 per hour raise!

California:  In Bakersfield, Pacific Pulmonary Services eliminating 170 jobs in July, possibly in connection to a lawsuit by the federal government! It was revealed that Long Beach based ObamaCare (ACA) company Molina Healthcare allowed a data breach of patient info to go on for at least a month!  Ambry Genetics issued a layoff WARN, 99 jobs lost by the end of July.

Colorado: Longmont United Hospital shutting down its clinic in Lyons, due to financial losses.

Connecticut:  Stamford Health laid off 20 people blaming ObamaCare for causingflat or lower volumes in inpatient services and surgical specialties.”  The state’s new hospital tax doesn’t help either.

Florida:  University of Miami Hospital is shifting focus to outpatient care and will eliminate jobs as a result.  Fort Myers based “world’s largest cancer treatment” operation 21st Century Oncology now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, after a year of data breaches and accusations of fraud.  Campbellton-Graceville Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to “a lot of factors”, including a lot of lawsuits.

Idaho: Insurance company BridgeSpan announced it will exit The Gem State’s ObamaCare system in 2018, due to lack of profits and “uncertainty and instability for the exchanges”.

Iowa:   Planned Parenthood shutting down four clinics due to state taxpayer funding cuts.

Kansas: Blue Cross Blue Shield getting out of the state’s ObamaCare business in 2018.  67-thousand Kansans will lose health insurance as a result, but many will then qualify for taxpayer funded insurance!  Blue Cross Blue Shield said ObamaCare is “… unsustainable for our company…”

Louisiana: Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital laid off 14 people blaming ObamaCare’s “declining reimbursements”.

Massachusetts: South Shore Health System suddenly laid off 27 management employees, blaming ObamaCare for lower payer reimbursements, yet at the same time reported that its 2016 revenues actually went up.  Partners HealthCare System’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Network laying off 35 people blaming “The external environment for healthcare providers…”, ie ObamaCare.  Harrington Hospital shutting down its Family Birthing Center.  UMass closing 13 inpatient psychiatric beds.

Mississippi:  The state Department of Mental Health eliminating 650 jobs due to state taxpayer funding cuts!

Missouri:  Blue Cross Blue Shield getting out of the state’s ObamaCare business in 2018.  The insurance company says that since 2014 it lost more than $100-million USD as a result of doing business in Missouri and Kansas!   Saint Louis University School of Medicine suddenly eliminated 21 jobs by shutting down its Center for World Health and medicine, due to a budget deficit of $16-million USD.

New Jersey: God powerless to stop ObamaCare from forcing Saint Mary’s General Hospital to layoff 20 people.  Administrators blamed ObamaCare saying “Our hospital never denies care to the poor or uninsured, and this major loss of government reimbursement negatively affected our finances.” 

New Mexico: California based Molina Healthcare eliminating 81 jobs, claiming its Healthcare Services Department is overstaffed.

New York: An unnamed Coney Island Hospital employee reported that as many as 3-hundred people could lose their jobs, and that no warning will be given to them, only those employees keeping their jobs will be notified, it’s part of New York City Health & Hospitals plan to eliminate at least 6-hundred management jobs throughout its network of municipal hospitals!  Eyecare company Davis Vision shutting down its factory in Plainview (eyecare, vision, plainview, for real), 151 jobs gone by the end of May!  Healthcare contract service company IPRO eliminating 162 jobs at nine locations in August!

North Carolina: Blue Cross and Blue Shield laying off 165 call center employees!  News reports say those employees were hired for the expected flood of ObamaCare sign-ups for 2017, apparently the flood of new enrollees didn’t happen (administrators referred to to the lack of enrollments as “stability of our systems”).

Ohio:  Medical device maker Invacare adding another 50 people to its North American layoff spree (on top of the 1-hundred already laid off this year) in an effort towards “improving profitability and managing cash flow”.

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton suddenly laid off employees, but refused to say how many.  They also admitted they’re having trouble retaining doctors as ObamaCare is forcing them to focus on outpatient clinic ops.  Capital BlueCross notified 48 employees they would soon become unemployed due to a “constantly changing environment”.   After 27 years non-profit Camelot for Children halting services for disabled kids due to lack of funding.

Texas: Woodland Heights Medical Center laid off six people due to declining patient volumes.

Washington:  UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center suddenly eliminated 60 jobs, including top administrative positions, saying they’ve been hit with “exploded” patient volumes, but greatly reduced reimbursements as ObamaCare-Medicare is now the main payment source.

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral April 2017: “WE ARE ACTIVELY COURSE CORRECTING”

“We are actively course correcting”: ObamaCare Death Spiral, April 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in April 2017:

Arizona: Green Valley Hospital went chapter 11 bankrupt busted blaming a “massive amount of debt at a high interest rate, plus fees”.

California:  Brentwood based medical device maker Halt Medical now bankrupt busted and being forced to sell itself to Acessa Health.  Victor Valley Global Medical Center laid off 18 people, administrators blamed reduced ObamaCare (ACA) taxpayer funding for Medi-Cal.  Non-profit Rideout Health issued layoff and shutdown WARNs for three locations, 89 jobs lost between May and the end of June. Abbott Laboratories shutdown its Carlsbad ops, 60 jobs lost.  Drugs company Amgen issued a mass layoff WARN for Thousand Oaks, 494 jobs gone by mid-June!  Drugs seller DaVita Rx eliminating 15 jobs in June.  In Redwood, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals suddenly laid off 62 people. 

Connecticut: Greensprings Healthcare and Rehab issued a shutdown WARN for East Hartford, 150 jobs going away starting at the end of June!

Florida: Drugs packaging company International Laboratories laying off 112 people in June!  Tampa General Hospital laying off 119 people in June!

Georgia: Jenkins County Medical Center shutting down, 55 jobs lost by June due to merger with another medical center.

Idaho: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that almost 40% of Idahoans have ‘pre-existing’ medical conditions that would prevent them from getting health insurance.  The Washington based franchise owner of Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, ET Research, went bankrupt and shutdown its Boise office without warning.  The parent company in Iowa said ET Research was in so much debt they owed money to 1-thousand-2-hundred creditors!   A Rexburg woman had her insurance license revoked by state officials after she filed false medical claims. 

Illinois: In Danville, after more than 70 years Bratland’s Prescription Shop shutdown.

Indiana: Covance Clinical Development Services shutting down its Evansville laboratory, more than 1-hundred jobs lost in July!  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Vincent Frankfort Hospital from laying off 124 people due to not renewing its lease with Clinton County!

Iowa: In Des Moines, after 145 years (surviving The Great Depression and two World Wars) Hammer Pharmacy shutdown after merging with competitor Medicap.

Kentucky: KentuckyOne Health eliminating 250 jobs blaming ObamaCare’s “continuing evolution of health care reform and reimbursement structures.”  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Methodist Hospital from suddenly laying off 61 people, admitting that ObamaCare is more powerful than god saying “Our hospital admissions and outpatient volumes are not meeting expectations, while uncompensated care expenses are up significantly. This imbalance mirrors what healthcare organizations across our state are experiencing.”

Louisiana: LifeCare Specialty Hospital shutting down, 167 jobs lost between now and June!

Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Medical School eliminating 65 jobs due to lack of money.

Michigan: UP Health System-Marquette suddenly laid off “a few dozen employees”.

Minnesota: Minnetonka based insurance company Medica announced it is quitting the state administered Medicaid program, resulting in 250 jobs disappearing and cutting off 300-thousand ObamaCare customers!   Medica claims it lost $200-million USD under Minnesota’s version of ObamaCare-Medicaid (called MinnesotaCare).

Mississippi:  East Mississippi State Hospital eliminating 74 jobs in Meridian due to state taxpayer funding cuts.

New Jersey: Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of employees due to ObamaCare directed conversion to digital records keeping.

New York: NYC Health warned of more layoffs by saying it’s “redesigning management structure to create a more efficient and financially sustainable organization”.  Medicaid NCC Customer Service Anthem issued a shutdown WARN, 86 jobs gone by the end of July.

North Dakota: God powerless to stop ‘his’ CHI Saint Alexius from laying off an additional 25 people, for a total so far of 119 in the past year!

Ohio:  Non-profit nursing home operator Evant issued a shutdown WARN for operations in Summit County, 198 jobs gone by the end of May!

Oregon:  The Washington based franchise owner of Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, ET Research, went bankrupt and shutdown its Oregon locations without warning.  The parent company in Iowa said ET Research was in so much debt they owed money to 1-thousand-2-hundred creditors!  Mid-Columbia Medical Center laid off 11 people, administrators blamed many things including ObamaCare insurance reimbursements.  Three employees also had their pay reduced and ten employees had their hours cut.

Pennsylvania: York based Unilife now bankrupt busted, more than 140 jobs eliminated without warning! The medical device maker also laid off 40% of its employees in 2016.

Rhode Island:  Non-profit Care New England warned of impending layoffs, mainly in its women’s and children’s operations, due to massive financial losses.  In 2016 ObamaCare caused Care New England (the second largest hospital group in the state) to lose $68-million.

South Carolina: Abbeville Area Medical Center laid off 13 people blaming “the challenges health care is throwing at us.”

Texas: Operator of 90 freestanding emergency rooms across five states Adeptus Health now bankrupt busted due to lack of revenue.

Virginia: Central Virginia Training Center laying off 14 people in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in May.  After 60 years on Charlottesville, Meadowbrook Pharmacy shutdown due to competition from ‘big box’ pharmacies.  Despite that claim, ‘big box’ pharmacy Rite Aid shutdown its Pulaski store due to lack of profits.

Washington: Spokane based franchise owner of Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, ET Research, went bankrupt and shutdown its Washington locations without warning.  The parent company in Iowa said ET Research was in so much debt they owed money to 1-thousand-2-hundred creditors!  Trios Health-Kennewick Public Hospital District suddenly laid off 95 people saying “We are actively course correcting….”  Vancouver based PeaceHealth eliminated more than 3-hundred jobs in Washington and Oregon as it shutdown its Outreach Laboratories!  Healthcare analytics company Caradigm issued a layoff WARN for Bellevue, 39 jobs lost by mid-June.


“operational changes” : ObamaCare (ACA) Death Spiral, February 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, February 2017:

California:  Stanford Healthcare finally notified the state Employment Development Department that it suddenly laid off 142 people at the end of January! Western Health Resources issued a shutdown WARN for its San Diego operations, 52 jobs gone by April. Quantum Health-Promise issued a shutdown WARN for its San Diego ops, 257 jobs lost by the end of April!  San Francisco based Your People-Zenefits laid off 254 people without warning! However, local news media reported that Zenefits will eliminate a total of 430 jobs after getting caught selling health insurance by using employees who don’t have the required licenses!  Dignity Health issued a shutdown WARN for its Monterey Park ops, 290 jobs gone by the end of June!  Behavioral health company Valley CAPS shutting down its Stockton location, 32 jobs gone by mid-April.

Colorado: Minnesota based UnitedHealth Group eliminating 119 Optum insurance jobs in Centennial as it shuts down one of two offices in April!  Local new reports said UnitedHealth Group swore it was not downsizing.   Missouri based prescription ‘benefits’ company Express Scripts shutting down its call center in Pueblo, 320 jobs lost by the end of April!  City leaders say Express Scripts still owes local taxpayers $2.8-million USD that was loaned to the prescription company, and never mind that Express Scripts also got about $3-million in tax incentives to build a call center in Pueblo!

Connecticut:  Eastern Connecticut Health Network is now owned by California based Prospect Medical Holdings, which promptly laid off 20 people.

Florida: In Fort Myers, Louisiana based Schumacher Clinical Partners eliminating 125 jobs between April and November, blaming the ‘healthcare revenue cycle’!  Kentucky based Humana laying off about 422 At Home employees in April!  After only four years drugs pusher Walgreens shutting down its store on Monroe and Tennessee streets. Local news media pointed out that tax-breaks were used to bring Walgreens to that location. Cempra Pharmaceuticals eliminating jobs in March.  Transitions Optical also eliminating jobs in march.

Illinois: Sycamore Healthcare issued a shutdown WARN for its Quincy nursing home ops, 87 jobs lost in April.  Drugs seller CVS shutting down 11 stores across the state by the end of March, as part of a plan to shutdown 70 pharmacies across the U.S. in 2017.

Iowa: The state Department for the Blind eliminating ten jobs in March due to massive taxpayer funding cuts over the next two years.

Kansas: God powerless to stop Via Christi Health from notifying 70 billing employees of pending layoffs.  Some of those employees were offered jobs elsewhere in the company.

Kentucky:  Humana warned it will eliminate 5-hundred At Home  jobs in Ohio and Florida by April!

Louisiana:  Walgreens owned drugs pusher Rite Aid shutting down five of its six stores in Shreveport.

Maine: Central Maine Medical Center laid off 28 people, directly blaming ObamaCare (ACA).

Minnesota: Blue Cross and Blue Shield laying off 50 people.  13 of them are InfoTech employees and the rest are being contracted out (outsourced). Hennepin County Medical Center laying off 131 people by mid-March! Administrators blame ObamaCare for forcing them to cut their budget.

Mississippi: University of Mississippi Medical Center warning of mass layoffs due to a $35-million USD reduction in Medicaid funding.

New Jersey: In Middlesex, drugs maker Impax Labs eliminating 207 jobs by mid-March!

New York: Phoenix House Foundation issued a shutdown WARN for their Brentwood drug rehab ops, at least 20 jobs lost by the end of April due to “operational changes”.  NYC Health&Hospitals laid off 70 managers, apparently because their jobs suddenly became redundant.  Walgreens shutdown its drug pushing store on Chili Avenue as part of its plan to shutdown 2-hundred U.S. stores by the end of 2017.  Folts Home and Folts Adult Home chapter 11 bankrupt busted and for sale.

Ohio: TriHealth laid off 69 administration employees. 

Oregon: PeaceHealth warning of mass layoffs due to contracting out its lab work with Quest Diagnostics, at least 186 jobs lost by the end of April!  Admin said it was the only way they could save money under ObamaCare.

Pennsylvania:  Crawford County Care Center furloughed 81 employees and told 46 employees they will be laid off in March, due to lack of patients. After only six years Revolution Physical Therapy is now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.

Texas: San Antonio based ‘cloud’ company Rackspace suddenly laid off 276 people across several departments, including with their Secure Healthcare Cloud Computing department, due to lack of revenues!  However, other news media reports said it was due to being taken over by vulture capitalist Apollo.  Humble Surgical Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, partly due to insurance company Aetna winning a lawsuit which claimed the hospital overcharged for services.

Vermont: Maple Leaf Treatment Center shutdown without warning or reason, and is now chapter 7 bankrupt busted.

Washington: PeaceHealth issued a shutdown WARN due to contracting out its lab work with Quest Diagnostics, 142 jobs gone by the end of April!

West Virginia: Drugs pusher Walgreens shutdown its store in Sabraton.

Wisconsin: In Madison, after “90 wonderful years” Mallatt’s Pharmacy & Costumes shutdown.  Local news media reported that the pharmacy portion of the store actually ceased ops back in October.  The owner said he’s focusing on his Homecare Pharmacy operations.

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral January 2017: “A STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS.”

“a streamlining of operations.” : ObamaCare (ACA) Death Spiral, January 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, January 2017:

Arizona: In Tucson, mental healthcare facility La Frontera Arizona laid off an additional 30 people, less than a month after laying off 22 employees, due to funding cuts: “They do more than just give medications and things like that. They are there for support and without that, we are not going to have anything.”-Jennifer Dobbertin, patient

California: San Francisco based digital mental health therapy op Joyable laid off 20 people as it shifts from targeting individuals with anxiety to providing employers with a service to treat their stressed out employees (is anybody going to treat the 20 people who lost their jobs with Joyable?).  Palo Alto based blood tester Theranos issued a layoff WARN, 150 jobs gone by March as part of its plan to ‘commercialize’ their MiniLab service!  Bio-tech/DNA testing company Counsyl laid off 24 sales employees, apparently no reason given.  In Newport Beach, Pacific Life Insurance issued a layoff WARN, 95 jobs gone by mid-March. In Santa Barbara after 70 years one of the last independant pharmacies, L.M. Caldwell Pharmacists, shutdown. The family owners officially retired, but implied that ObamaCare was the final straw saying that at one time there were 45 mom-n-pop pharmacies in the elitist city.  MemorialCare issued a mass layoff WARN, eliminating 422 jobs between now and the end of March at its hospitals in Long Beach, straight-up blaming ObamaCare: “Like many hospitals in California and nationwide, we are experiencing much higher costs, decreasing reimbursement and increasing numbers of government-sponsored patients.”-John Bishop, ceo

Connecticut:  Drugs maker Bristol Myers Squibb eliminating 29 jobs in Wallingford by the end of March, as part of their plan to shutdown operations by 2018.

Florida: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist owned Florida Hospital Medical Group from outsourcing 67 jobs to a cheapo contractor.  In Miami Beach, Oceanside Extended Care Center finally revealed to state employment admin that they killed 235 jobs at the end of December!  Healthcare and social assistance company Fluor Federal Solutions issued a WARN, 120 jobs in Gainesville gone by the end of February!  Florida Institute for Cardivascular Care issued a WARN, 109 jobs gone by the end of March!

Illinois: Buffalo Grove based nursing home operator PrimeSource Health Care Systems shutdown and took 179 jobs across three states with it!

Indiana: Indianapolis based drugs maker Lilly USA (Eli Lilly and Company) eliminating 485 jobs after their new Alzheimer’s drug failed!

Kansas: In Prairie Village, after 60 years Bruce Smith Drugs shutdown due to the greedy landlord.

Kentucky: In Lexington, the EMW Women’s Clinic shutdown due to the state government refusing to renew their license.

Massachusetts:  Israel based medical rehab ReWalk Robotics warned of layoffs in Marlborough because of revenue loss caused by ObamaCare’s (ACA’s) “…national insurance reimbursement policies for all eligible spinal cord injury exoskeleton users and device development for stroke victims.”  Merrimack Pharmaceuticals getting the hell outta the cancer drugs business, announcing it is selling off its drugs to a French company and eliminating 320 U.S. jobs!

Michigan: Flint based drugs pusher Diplomat Pharmacy warning of nationwide layoffs, but refuses to give details, saying ObamaCare is forcing them “…to make difficult decisions and change the way we work.” 

New York: In Long Island City, ambulance service LogistiCare Solutions issued a layoff WARN, 158 jobs gone due to losing their taxpayer funded state contract!

North Dakota:  God powerless to stop CHI Saint Alexius from killing 52 jobs in Bismark. Administrators blame ObamaCare for not reimbursing the true costs of healthcare.

Oregon: The Jackson County Health & Human Services warned of as many as 2-hundred layoffs, mainly mental healthcare workers, supposedly because of a contract dispute!  In Eugene, after 20 years Pain Consultants of Oregon shutdown “…due to staffing and financial issues.”

Pennsylvania:  Pocono Medical Center conducted yet another round of layoffs, but didn’t give numbers.  In December they laid off 60 people.  They blamed ObamaCare for creating a  “competitive health care landscape….and the ongoing trend of cases shifting from inpatient to outpatient care.”

Texas: ObamaCare forcing Memorial Hermann Health System to ‘restructure’, resulting in the elimination of 112 jobs!  God powerless to stop ObamaCare from forcing Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center to kill more than 2-hundred jobs in The Lone Star State!  In Houston, the MD Anderson Cancer Center eliminating more than 1-thousand jobs, through a combination of forced retirements, voluntary buyouts and outright layoffs (80% of job cuts through layoffs)!  MD Anderson administrators blame ObamaCare for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses! Austin based bio-testing/medical device maker Luminex laid off more than 50 people as part of their take-over of a competitor in Illinois.  Mission Regional Medical Center shutdown its women’s sexual assault operations and laid off 40 people, calling it “a streamlining of operations.” 

Virginia: Drugs pusher Walgreens shutting down their Clarendon store on Wilson Boulevard by the end of February.  No reason was given, but local news media suspect jacked-up rent.

Washington: Spectrum Health finally notified state employment administrators that they shutdown 19 locations across the state, back in December!

Wisconsin: Insurance company Northwest Mutual warning of mass layoffs in the “hundreds” despite spending $450-million on its corporate HQ!  California based drugs maker McKesson Pharmaceuticals eliminating 67 LaCrosse jobs after being fined for violating the Controlled Substances Act (failing to detect and report suspicious drugs orders).  Officially the jobs are being lost due to consolidation of drugs trafficking, I mean distribution ops.