Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in March 2017:
Israeli based drugs pusher Teva announced it will eliminate 6-thousand jobs globally, including within the United States (that’s on top of the hundreds of U.S. jobs they’ve already killed)!
Alabama: Highlands Medical Center suddenly laid off 26 people directly blaming “… the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Affordable Care Act. The cost of providing healthcare has risen drastically in recent years. We are receiving reduced payments from Medicare for the care we provide, while at the same time we are treating an increasing number of uninsured and underinsured patients.” (note that even with ObamaCare hospitals are seeing even more people who don’t have insurance!)
Arizona: Banner Health laid off “a small number” of doctors as part of ongoing layoffs in connection with the shutdown of its cardiology clinics.
California: Stanford Health Care eliminating 123 jobs due to the ‘everchanging healthcare climate’! Non-profit Rideout Health laying off 106 people and discontinuing home-health and hospice services by the end of June due to ObamaCare payment reductions! Pfizer issued a shutdown WARN for its Palo Alto operations, at least 38 jobs lost by the end of April. Ambulance service Paramedics issued a shutdown WARN for its San Leandro ops, 465 jobs lost by the end of April! Drugs maker PL Developments issued a shutdown WARN for its Lynwood ops, 53 jobs gone by May. Ireland based medical device maker Medtronic issued a shutdown WARN for its Sunnyvale ops. In Thousand Oaks, drugs maker Amgen killing about 450 jobs as it moves operations to Florida later in the year!
Connecticut: Drugs maker Alexion Pharmaceuticals laying off 210 people in an effort to prepare for the long term!
Florida: Clinical Pathology Labs eliminating 73 jobs in Orlando, between May and September. EmblemHealth Services issued a WARN, 221 jobs in Hollywood gone by the end of April!
Idaho: After 17 years Affinity, one of the largest mental health services provider in the Boise area, was shutdown following a raid by the IRS. Hundreds of employees now unemployed and at least 8-hundred patients with nowhere to go. Local news media reported that the federal Internal Revenue Service has yet to explain the raid.
Illinois: The state prison system notified 124 nurses that their jobs were ending in June! It’s probably in retaliation for the unionized nurses filing an unfair labor practice lawsuit against the state.
Indiana: Insurance company MDwise no longer paying for state Medicaid related healthcare! MDwise also laid off 79 people. Roche Diabetes Care eliminating 157 jobs due to increasing competition!
Iowa: Shenandoah Medical Center suddenly laid off 14 people, blaming Medicaid reimbursement changes. 13 employees had their work hours reduced. Tax sucking federal contractor General Dynamics eliminating 220 jobs at its Medicaid call center ops in Coralville, in May! Administrators directly blamed ObamaCare open enrollment demand saying “The call centers are staffed to handle the demands of open enrollment periods. As has been done in previous years, we will continue to manage staffing levels throughout the year to meet consumer demand.”
Kentucky: ‘Cloud’ based ZirMed suddenly laid off 60 people, blaming healthcare market trends. Louisville based insurance company Humana warning of mass layoffs in Kentucky and Wisconsin after failing to take over competitor Aetna. God powerless to stop ‘his’ Baptist Health Kentucky from eliminating 288 jobs!
Maryland: HealthStream shutting down its internet based patient interview operations in Laurel, 134 jobs gone by the end of June!
Massachusetts: North Shore Medical Center warning of mass layoffs due to being $48-million USD in the hole, no thanks to ObamaCare.
Mississippi: University of Mississippi Medical Center eliminating 195 jobs and will not fill 85 vacant positions due to ObamaCare reductions to patient care reimbursement!
Missouri: Healthcare software company Lumeris warned of more layoffs as it spends more money taking over competitors.
New Jersey: In Logan-Swedesboro, drugs pusher Walgreens shutting down its 18 years old e-commerce distribution center, 133 jobs lost in June! Walgreens is consolidating its internet operations. Express Scripts issued a WARN, 66 jobs in Franklin Lakes gone by mid-April.
New Mexico: Gila Regional Medical Center suddenly laid off 12 people, and will not fill seven vacant positions due to ObamaCare causing lower patient volumes and dwindling reimbursement.
New York: Drugs pusher CVS eliminating 99 jobs in Chestnut Ridge. Beth Abrams Nursing Home suddenly shutdown, 580 jobs gone due to being taken over by a competitor! Drugs pusher Linden Care eliminating 28 jobs in Woodbury by mid-June. Bankrupt Virginia based specialty anatomic pathology laboratory Bostwick Laboratories issued a shutdown WARN for its Uniondale ops, 128 jobs gone by May! Public Health Solutions issued a shutdown WARN for its Early Intervention Service Coordination Program, at least 80 jobs gone by June. In NYC, ComplexCare Solutions Medical Practice eliminating at least 113 jobs by the end of May, due to loss of contract! California based Pfizer issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point ops.
North Carolina: Arrow, a subsidiary of medical device maker Teleflex, eliminating 17 jobs in June, as part of a plan to move jobs to Mexico and Czech Republic.
Ohio: Cleveland Clinic shutting down maternity unit in Medina Hospital in June. Local news media reported that it is the last maternity unit in Medina County! Local news media reported that unnamed employees revealed that as many as 50 Affinity Medical Center workers were laid off without warning. Affinity administrators confirmed they eliminated jobs due to ObamaCare reducing patient volume. Nurses also warned that Affinity was reducing the amount of food provided to patients!
Oklahoma: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Missouri based Ascension Health from eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs with Saint John Health System.
Oregon: PeaceHealth eliminating an additional 85 jobs.
Pennsylvania: Highmark Health Solutions suddenly laid off 52 people in an effort to ‘find efficiencies’. Express Scripts issued a WARN, 210 jobs in Trevos gone by the end of May!
Rhode Island: Care New England announced an undisclosed number of employees will soon become unemployed.
Texas: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) from laying off 459 people in The Lone Star State! Another 161 vacant positions will not be filled. BCFS Health and Human Services warned it could lay off 95 call center employees due to lack of funding.
Virginia: Specialty anatomic pathology laboratory Bostwick Laboratories bankrupt busted.
Wyoming: In Cheyenne, decades old Hoy’s Drugs shutdown by legal battles.
ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral February 2017: “OPERATIONAL CHANGES”