Obamacare - page 5

by Topher53

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How exactly does it affect nurses? I've heard there are shortages of nurses all across the country, particularly the West coast. And was wondering if those shortages are due to the recent news about Obamacare. Nurses are... Read More


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    The news covered a story here that stated that "in response to obamacare" one of the local hospitals went on a hiring freeze and laid off 5200 employees. This was dec 2012
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    Quote from bubblejet50
    The news covered a story here that stated that "in response to obamacare" one of the local hospitals went on a hiring freeze and laid off 5200 employees. This was dec 2012
    That local hospital is going nuts over legislation that doesn't even fully take effect until 2014...I suspect they were already having financial problems and put a PR spin on it.
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    ... post a link to this fairy tell stories,please
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    Quote from laborer
    ... post a link to this fairy tell stories,please
    Is this it?
    Citing Obamacare, the Infirmary Health System this afternoon announced it would close its Infirmary West Hospital on Girby Road by the end of the month. ...

    ... Nix said Infirmary officials will help employees find jobs inside and outside the organization.
    Officials said the closing would not affect patient care, with services transferring to other facilities. After the hospital closes on Oct. 31, officials said, some patients will be transferred to Mobile Infirmary. ...

    ... Nix did not specify in this statement how the health care reform law factored into the systemís most recent decision, and he did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment this afternoon. ...
    Citing Obamacare, Infirmary Health System announces it will close Infirmary West Hospital | al.com
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    I am ready for "Obamacare", let's give it a chance. What we currently have is not working. I can't tell you the number of people we see with no insurance who delay care until it's to late and get either an early death or a massive debt. Everyone deserves healthcare.
    MandaRN94, laborer, mariebailey, and 5 others like this.
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    I'm glad to see that there is some effort on the part of the Administration to fix healthcare in the US. The Idea that the status quo is working is delusional. The oppositioin to Obamacare should focus on improving healthcare not simply opposing Obama at every turn. Being the party of "No" has gotten them another 4 years of Obama. congratulations.
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    Quote from herring_RN
    Is this it?
    Sounds like they needed a scape goat to defend their layoff. Terrible. I hope those nurses are able to find steady employment.

    And I love how they always say it won't affect patient care. Of course it won't
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    I saw it on the news. I looked it up on google and this was released about a month before I saw the tv story. This seems more reasonable.

    http://m.omaha.com/om/pm_27428/conte...tguid=WFCzGRlb

    I believe things do need to change but I read the affordable care act in its entire form and I think people will be surprised how little the eldery will be covered, how one person (the head of health n human services) has the choice to cover people in the high risk pool or not cover them depending on if the federal budget has available funding. The government can offer their insurance plan at 150% the market price of insurance. Go read all 900 pages! How bout capping pharmaceutical and medical costs? I think thats a better option
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    Quote from bubblejet50
    I saw it on the news. I looked it up on google and this was released about a month before I saw the tv story. This seems more reasonable.

    Omaha.com : Med center layoffs may be harbinger

    Go read all 900 pages! How bout capping pharmaceutical and medical costs? I think thats a better option
    You read all 900 pages? I just re-read what you wrote realized you meant capping costs & not putting annual/lifetime limits on coverage. Sorry. I agree that it is a good solution. Obamacare will be putting cost-containment measures in place!
    Last edit by mariebailey on Feb 17, '13 : Reason: mis-read previous comment!!!
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    Quote from bubblejet50
    How bout capping pharmaceutical and medical costs? I think thats a better option
    Tort reform needs to be brought into the equation as well. Our politicians don't seem to want to do anything to reign in the ambulance chasers or the excessive lawsuits.

    I've recently moved out of the States, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that healthcare workers and facilities aren't personally sued. If you have a grievance, it goes before a committee which decides rather or not you were harmed. From there, you get set amounts for damages, and it isn't millions upon millions.


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