Skip to comments.( Santa Fe ) Hospital announces layoffs
Posted on 11/05/2013 6:51:40 AM PST by george76
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center said Monday it is eliminating 58 positions and laying off 36 employees as part of a restructuring to meet the challenges of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Hospital administrators said the layoffs will stretch across all departments, including 15 management positions. Christus St. Vincent President and CEO Bruce Tassin said the reductions will trim $4 million from the Santa Fe hospitals payroll.
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Does this mean that in 14 the bums will be thrown out???
And now it starts . . .
When Obama said repeatedly "if you like your doctor, you can keep him", the "you can keep him" part was meant as an insult. The Federal Government doesn't want him!
Obamacare is increasing the costs of healthcare providers. I hope we don’t see more of this.
There have been unconfirmed reports that some doctors are going to leave the medical profession due to Obamacare regulations.
It would be a perverse outcome, if the attempt of Obamacare to provide greater healthcare for all, results in fewer doctors and fewer healthcare providers, along with the increasing costs we have already seen.
Proof positive that the real goal of Obamacare is to kneecap private medical care so that the government will then have a new “crisis” to exploit, which will be the springboard to a single payer, Canadian style healthcare system. I’ve been waiting 5 years for a family physician. Want to join me in the queue?
And the hits just keep on coming.
Hospitals are going to be blamed.
My doctor retired because of Obamacare. I walked down the hall and got a new one. Let people on Obamacare try that.
The other joke, that I believe these administrators are probably well aware of, is that the demand for services will actually be LOWER. That’s because with higher deductibles and more people losing their insurance than gaining insurance, fewer people will be willing to undergo elective services because of substantial higher out of pocket costs. Hospitals will not be willing to take on people with high deductibles because collections will be a big problem and that’s the margin.
There could be a silver lining however. With more people underinsured and uninsured, a cash pay competitive market could emerge. That is unless the communists snuff it out.
Here is the crucial quote that reveals the long term mindset. The communists want the hospitals and providers to be paid per person (capitation). That way the incentive for the hospital and providers will be to deny care, just like the insurance company and just like the government payer. Hospitals and providers will provide just enough care to prevent a big lawsuit, nothing more. That’s a very low standard. Here’s a cane instead of hip or knee surgery.
“One of the changes in the federal law, he said, means moving from a reimbursement system where hospitals get paid for providing a high volume of care to now getting paid to manage chronic conditions and keep them out of hospitals and as healthy as we possibly can.
Ha! Santa Fe is the San Francisco of the southwest with city policies as liberal and as far left-wing as you can get (i.e. “sanctuary city” for illegals, pro gun-control, shut down extractive natural resource industries, no power except solar and wind, homeless types given free-reign to pander, etc.). The hospital workers union is already complaining.
Gee, you think some might be smart enough to connect the dots??
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Also, that means that only the rich will be able to afford those procedures as they can pay for them and the care that is needed. Affordable care for the wealthy only.
Under the Affordable Care Act were going to get to play doctor right after Obama sends us a free self operation kit.
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor...as a friend on Facebook.”
I agree. Nobody could have created such a flawed program by accident.
No. Liberals are not that smart. They will do what they always do, blame Bush, Cruz, TEA party...