Friday, September 20, 2013

Cleveland Clinic Laying Off 1,800 Employees

The Cleveland Clinic, one of the most prestigious hospitals in the world and the largest employer in Northern Ohio, is cutting $330 million from its 2014 budget, which will result in the lay off of 1,800 or more employees.   This is happening because of ObamaCare and the lower and lower fees insurance companies pay for negotiated medical services.   This is particularly the case related to expanded Medicaid and the $700 Billion in Obama cuts in Medicare that will negatively impact the Cleveland Clinic and all hospitals in the US that will get less money for the services they provide, even as costs continue to go up.   So these lay off's at hospitals are happening at the same time Obama wants to hire 16,000 more Gestapo IRS Agents to enforce ObamaCare at at cost of Billions of dollars each year.  Boy, spending that tax payer money is really going to improve health care in the United States.  By the way, the IRS, along with other government agencies, including Socialists in Congress, have asked to be exempted from ObamaCare.  Now that is the height of chutzpa.  

Surprise, Surprise.   ObamaCare has done nothing to bend the cost curve no matter what you hear from the big mouth Socialists in government.  Medical Premiums continue to go up, often by double digits every year.   Since we have reached the tipping point related to employer provided medical insurance, many companies are cutting benefits.   Every day, we hear more announcements from companies that just can't continue business as usual.  ObamaCare is great for Obama's PEEP's, those on the dole, that will get medical insurance for little or nothing; but it is all happening at the expense of the American taxpayer, the Middle Class, Senior Citizens and Unions members with those Cadillac Plans that will now be taxed as a result of ObamaCare. 

During the last campaign, Socialist President Obama touted the Cleveland Clinic as a hospital doing a lot of things right.   Specific to medical care, it is true that the Cleveland Clinic is one of the finest hospitals in the world; but now that big lay off's are coming in health care, the President is nowhere to be found.  Don't expect Obama to fly to Cleveland any time soon to attach his name to this big mess.  Of course, the last thing we need are hospitals, laying off people, when 78 million Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day.    And, 30 million more people are going to get subsidized ObamaCare medical insurance.   Since the rich will all end up with MDVIP Concierge doctors by paying more for medical care, this will lead to rationing primarily for Senior Citizens and the Middle Class that have no other options.   Those Death Panels are absolutely coming; just wait and see.  Thank you Socialists in government.  Thank you Mr. President for the mess you have created.      

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