Sunday, May 18, 2014

Des Moines Medical Center Layoff Due to ObamaCare - In the meantime...

Remember that Obama took $500 billion up to perhaps $700+ billion, in more recent years, from Medicare? The cuts were made to services rendered to patients, payments made to doctors, and to home health providers. The Des Moines Mercy Medical Center is cutting $38 million from their budget. They are modifying manager pay, reducing pay for directorships, reducing hours for certain jobs and not filling empty positions. Out of a director, two managers and a supervisor managing 75 staffers, one position will be cut with a total of 29 losing their job. It doesn’t sound like a top-heavy situation to me, especially in a hospital environment. The layoffs are due to the low reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid patients, and changes“associated with the Affordable Care Act.”

In the meantime, those on Medicare continue to pay a monthly premium that increases every year, as well as an additional monthly premium for a supplemental policy to pay for any portion that Medicare does not cover, and another payment for a dental plan.

In the meantime, Medicaid patients pay nothing.

In the meantime, as of April 9, 2014, 30 percent of new ObamaCare new insured are on Medicaid.

In the meantime, ObamaCare pays a Medicare subsidy for anyone retiring before the legal retirement age. You see, it “meets their health needs.” Have your “health needs” been met.

In the meantime, Bradley Manning, the U.S. military operative behind Wiki-Leaks, is in prison and the Pentagon just approved his sex-change operation, while at least 40 veterans died waiting to be seen by a physician. Taxpayers foot the bill for Manning’s gender dysphoria.

In the meantime, taxpayers lost $474 million in failed ObamaCare state exchanges.Now it starts all over again.

In the meantime, as of December 2013, the cost of the “glitchy Obamacare website has topped $1 billion,” and still isn’t completed.

In the meantime, as of March 2014, a critical part of is still not fixed — at what cost, we don’t know.

In the meantime, unions received a huge tax break, that is not a part of law, it is an Obama “rule,” forgiving $63 for each insured employee, and $63 for each covered family member. Cha-chin, cha-ching. Right out of your pocket, any way you look at it.

In the meantime, 15-year-olds wanting sterilization, needn’t bother with parental consent. Barack Obama says its okay, and you and I will pay for it.

In the meantime, Senator Ted Cruz says the paperwork necessary to maintain ObamaCare will require more than 190 million hours, annually. How many critical staffers will be cut to process this obscene mess?

In the meantime, Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines is also shutting down it’s outpatient mental health clinic that has 8,000 patients due to a psychiatrist shortage.

In the meantime, one thing never changes, not a single Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare.

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