Could Obamacare cause a shortage in nursing again

  1. 1 I would really like to know how you believe Obama care will affect the medical field and be honest. I would expect that it would create more jobs but the work would be very tiring. There would be no 3/12 but 4/12 or 3/15 with rooming/bedding at hospital.
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  3. Visit  thesimpsonslover1} profile page

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  4. Visit  SeaH20RN} profile page
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    good question.
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  5. Visit  BostonFNP} profile page
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    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    JmarLPN, SE_BSN_RN, VivaLasViejas, and 14 others like this.
  6. Visit  Rose_Queen} profile page
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    It's already happening in my area, not just nurses but jobs in general where layoffs are being blamed on PPACA.
  7. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    We shall see how much of an impact it has on actual practice.

    I can say one thing with absolute surety: hospitals, IPAs, healthcare systems, etc will use it as an excuse to cut staff and increase profits. Anything bad in healthcare will be the direct sequelae of healthcare reform.
    I agree.....
    PMFB-RN, lindarn, and OCNRN63 like this.
  8. Visit  GrnTea} profile page
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    You can ask (and have asked) for opinions about what people believe will happen, but you know what they say about opinions and @$$#*!&$-- everybody has one, and a lot of them stink.

    Short answer: We will have to wait to find out. That means that whatever the initial effects may be, it will not likely always be like that, and a certain amount of adjustment will occur over a certain amount of time-- experience suggests that is exactly what will happen.

    But as to a more precise answer your question:
    there can be theories
    there can be opinions
    there can be speculation, and
    there can certainly be bloviation

    ... and we will have to be patient to find out.
    smoke over fire, havehope, genovese, and 11 others like this.
  9. Visit  thesimpsonslover1} profile page
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    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.
    CiscoNurse, SeaH20RN, and lindarn like this.
  10. Visit  BostonFNP} profile page
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    Quote from thesimpsonslover1
    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.
    Nurses will have a continuation of an expanded role in the evolving healthcare system.
  11. Visit  Been there,done that} profile page
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    Common sense dictates : more consumers ..covered under government MANDATED health care.

    equals... we need a boatload more of nurses.
    SE_BSN_RN, KATRN78, KelRN215, and 8 others like this.
  12. Visit  LadyFree28} profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Common sense dictates : more consumers ..covered under government MANDATED health care.

    equals... we need a boatload more of nurses.
    I hope this line of common sense will be applied.
    SE_BSN_RN, KATRN78, lamazeteacher, and 5 others like this.
  13. Visit  roser13} profile page
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    Quote from thesimpsonslover1
    I would really like to know how you believe Obama care will affect the medical field and be honest. I would expect that it would create more jobs but the work would be very tiring. There would be no 3/12 but 4/12 or 3/15 with rooming/bedding at hospital.
    Very interested in how you came to that conclusion?

    I have not read the ACA in its entirety and so cannot intelligently comment. However, even with my limited knowledge, I can see that the majority of the complaints about the so-called "Obamacare" are simply BS. Most of the issues I've seen discussed were already in effect due to insurance company dictates or Medicaid/Medicaid requirements long before the ACA was enacted.

    However, I have heard from some very happy folks with pre-existing conditions who will now be able to purchase medical insurance for the for the first time in years. And I was happy to welcome my masters-student daughter back onto our health insurance plan.

    My husband has a rare hereditary disease that is very expensive to treat (> $100,000 annually). We have lived for years in fear of reaching our insurance policy's lifetime cap. Thanks to the ACA, that cap no longer exists.
    llg, genovese, lindarn, and 15 others like this.
  14. Visit  roser13} profile page
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    Contemplate what?

    As has been said, no one will really know the full impact until all aspects are rolled out.


    Quote from thesimpsonslover1
    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.
    chevyv, lindarn, TheCommuter, and 1 other like this.
  15. Visit  OCNRN63} profile page
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    Quote from thesimpsonslover1
    I'm surprised more nurses aren't contemplating this knowing that their jobs could be on line.

    Just because we're not eager to jump into the fray of hypotheticals doesn't mean we're not thinking about it. There's no point worrying about what's going to happen until we have more information. Right now, it's all speculation and hysteria.
    SE_BSN_RN, AJJKRN, llg, and 9 others like this.


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