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  • Aurora [Health Care] CEO cites Obamacare as partial cause of job cutbacks

    01/27/2013 7:52:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 26 January 2013 | Michael Burke
    RACINE COUNTY — Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — as well as other forces — Aurora Health Care expects $13 million less in government reimbursements this year and has begun cutting some positions. Earlier this month Aurora President and CEO Dr. Nick Turkal laid out the financial situation in a 1,020-word letter to all system employees. He warned of position eliminations and discontinuations to come. Turkal said there are several causes of the projected $13 million or more decline in reimbursements. He cited the economy, cost reductions dictated by the Affordable Care Act and the...
  • (30 November 2012) Hospitals will see massive layoffs, decline in 2013

    01/27/2013 7:55:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    One News Now ^ | 30 November 2012 | Russ Jones
    Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major changes in the medical industry. Orlando Health, a not-for-profit network of community and specialty hospitals, is just one example of the massive layoffs expected in the coming year. Officials with the Central Florida-based healthcare services provider announced on Monday that the largest staff reduction in its nearly 100-year history will result in cutting up to 400 jobs, starting immediately. Gary Bauer, president of Washington DC-based American Values, warns that this is only...
  • Immigration reform could add millions of people under Obama health law

    01/27/2013 5:01:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers. Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year. They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law's expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents. Even young illegal immigrants with "deferred action" status, known as "DREAMers," cannot access the law's benefits. But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish —...
  • Obamacare supporters are shocked that its opponents’ predictions of job destruction are coming true

    01/27/2013 2:10:59 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obamacare supporters are shocked that its opponents’ predictions of job destruction are coming true One interesting thing about Obamacare is that even though it became law in March 2010, its main provisions were written so as not to take effect until after the 2012 Presidential election. This was no accident. Long before Obamacare was passed, its opponents were predicting that it would reduce employment, and that this would be especially harmful to low wage workers. For example, in September 2009, the Heritage Foundation wrote:“Mandates Kill Jobs and Lower Wages: The result of such a tax penalty...
  • Liberal Fascists: Two DC Protests, Two pictures

    01/26/2013 2:57:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The coverage of two recent events in the District of Columbia shows how the old media in this country has dropped all pretence of impartiality. The first image is from yesterday, 25 January, in Washington, D.C. Please consider how much media coverage you have heard about it. It was a pro-life protest. The second image is from the next day, today, the 26th of January. It was from a protest against the the people's right to keep and bear arms: Consider how much media coverage that you have heard of this event. The camera shots are completely different. The first...
  • The coming collapse of the abortion lobby

    01/26/2013 3:10:33 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Dr. Charmaine Yoest
    Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a powerful shift is taking place within Big Abortion. What abortion advocates could not win through choice, they intend to impose through coercion. Even Time magazine recently acknowledged on their cover that, for those so inclined to celebrate Roe’s anniversary, the rejoicing over abortion on demand should be tinged with concern.  On January 14th Time asked “What Choice?” and then answered their own question:  “40 years ago, abortion rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade,” the cover noted and then concluded: “They’ve been losing ever since.” When viewed through the lens...
  • AP, NBC Ask: Time to Publicly Shame the Obese, Let Smokers Die?

    01/26/2013 6:18:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Nolte
    Biases upfront: I'm a 46 year-old health nut obsessed with exercise and eating right. I don’t smoke or drink, and there are supermodels who worry less about their weight. However, I do admire those who don't live like that; who might not live as long as I do, but will probably enjoy their overall quality of life more than my somewhat Spartan one. Oh, and I also realize that this is America. And if people want to pursue happiness through a double cheeseburger and a pack of Newports, any joyless, left-wing bossy-pants who has a problem with that can go...
  • The Truth About Obamacare

    01/26/2013 5:29:41 PM PST · by Noumenon · 24 replies
    1/26/2013 | Ward Dorrity
    The Truth About Obamacare “Obamacare” is neither about health nor care. It is ultimately about control, the devaluation and the elimination of human life. Here is the Vulcan mind-meld translation of the core premise of the Left: you have no right to live. By their lights, you are no more than a thing, or an animal, or a machine. Therefore, you have no right to the fruits of your labors. You are a ‘resource’ at best, a fungible, and ultimately disposable asset of the State. Or you are in their way and must be eliminated. There are the last 200...
  • Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

    01/26/2013 7:50:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2013 10:03 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die? Annual health care costs are roughly $96 billion for smokers and $147 billion for the obese, the government says. These costs accompany sometimes heroic attempts to prolong lives, including surgery, chemotherapy and other measures. But despite these rescue attempts, smokers tend to die 10 years earlier on average, and the obese die five to 12 years prematurely, according to various researchers’ estimates....
  • Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

    01/26/2013 12:59:43 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 69 replies
    Record Online ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Mike Stobbe
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
  • Democrats Crank Up Death Panel Talk Following Obama Win

    01/26/2013 1:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Kurt Nimmo
    Now that Obama has secured another four years in the White House, it is time for the administration to crank out more Obamacare propaganda, specifically arguments about the cost ineffectiveness of keeping old people alive. Enter the internet’s liberal bellwether, Salon.com. Earlier today, the website posted an article by Matthew Yglesias, a blogger and Democrat operative who spent time at the Soros’ project, ThinkProgress. According to Yglesias, old folks are “the key issue in the federal budget” and their welfare accounts “for the remarkable lack of apparent cost effectiveness of the American health care system.” “When the patient is already...
  • Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs (up to 3,000)

    01/26/2013 10:00:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 1/22/2013 | Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
    Last week was a bleak one at Thomson Reuters, the financial news and wire service giant. According to sources, as many as 3,000 people were let go, out of approximately 50,000 employees around the globe. Most of the layoffs came from the financial sector—the sales, training and analysts’ divisions—but some were on the editorial side. “Yes, I can confirm there have been layoffs across Thomson Reuters today, including editorial,” Barb Burg, vice president and global head of communications at Reuters, told Talking Biz News last week. “Similar to efforts across the company, the Reuters organization is focusing attention on our...
  • Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law (illegal aliens are now prohibited)

    01/26/2013 6:37:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers. Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year. They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law's expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents. Even young illegal immigrants with "deferred action" status, known as "DREAMers," cannot access the law's benefits. But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish —...
  • Penalty could keep smokers out of health overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums. Younger smokers could...
  • Smokers may not be able to afford ‘Obamacare’

    01/24/2013 11:25:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Seattle Times / The Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Obama’s health-care law, according to experts who are teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — or “Obamacare” — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year...
  • Penalty could keep smokers out of health overhaul

    01/24/2013 7:48:02 PM PST · by kik5150 · 38 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 01/23/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a 55-year-old smoker, the penalty could reach nearly $4,250 a year. A 60-year-old could wind up paying nearly $5,100 on top of premiums. Younger smokers could be charged lower...
  • Colleges Skirt Obamacare By Cutting Adjunct Faculty Hours

    01/24/2013 2:58:12 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    adjunctnation.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Brian McVicar
    With about a year left before major portions of the federal health reform law take effect, colleges around the country – including Grand Rapids Community College – are looking for more guidance about how new regulations will affect adjunct instructors. Specifically, the concern is over a provision in the act treating employees working 30 or more hours a week as full-time, thus requiring employer-assisted health care. Considering that many in academe “talk more about credit hours and course loads than hours worked, more clarification is needed,” Craig Smith, director of higher education for the American Federation of Teachers, recently told...
  • Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' (Brewer opts in for Medicaid expansion in Arizona)

    01/24/2013 11:25:07 AM PST · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 23, 2013
    Immigration fallout from saying no to 'Obamacare' WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors who reject health insurance for the poor under the federal health care overhaul could wind up in a politically awkward position on immigration: A quirk in the law means some U.S. citizens would be forced to go without coverage, while legal immigrants residing in the same state could still get it. It's an unintended consequence of how last year's Supreme Court decision changed the Medicaid provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. The overhaul expanded the federal-state program for low-income and disabled people. The Supreme Court made the...
  • Obamacare Survival Guide Book Surges on BarnesAndNoble.com

    01/24/2013 10:11:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 11:52 AM | Jim Meyers
    “ObamaCare Survival Guide” has now sold more than 100,000 copies and today ranks No. 4 on Barnes & Noble’s list of the Top 100 best-selling books. “ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare” is the first comprehensive but easy-to-understand road map of the 2,700-page law officially called the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The book also ranks No. 4 on Amazon.com’s list of the best-selling books in the Politics & Government category, and No. 1 in the Health Policy category. …
  • Enjoy the schadenfreude!: College professors face layoffs because of Obamacare

    01/24/2013 8:25:16 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The excited grins we saw in the sea of faces at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration told us we lost and the socialists won. They made sure we understood that. Liberal talking heads on television and radio as well as in print and in the blogosphere have been taunting us since November and there is no reason to think they will stop any time soon. Their jobs are now safe for as far as the eye can see. “..segment of Obama supporters are learning that elections have consequences and being on the winning side doesn’t guarantee good times ahead. America’s college...