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!
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.”
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.
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral March 2017: “TREATING AN INCREASING NUMBER OF UNINSURED & UNDERINSURED PATIENTS.”