Monday, November 19, 2012

Health-Care Layoffs, Yup.

In the land of Obozocare, some things have to happen.

Like health-care layoffs.  But read all the way through this to find the stupid-dumbest twit....

In the largest staff reduction in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is cutting up to 400 jobs starting immediately, hospital system officials announced Monday.

... The elimination of jobs will occur in two phases and represents a 2 percent to 3 percent reduction in the system's 16,000-person work force...Orlando Health officials called the cost-cutting moves necessary.
"Health-care reform mandates and changes in reimbursement structures for Medicare and Medicaid are forcing health-care organizations throughout the U.S. to confront new challenges," Sitarik said. "We must find better ways to deliver enhanced value to patients and lower the overall cost of care."

... "It's a challenging time for hospitals," said John Bigalke, senior partner of global health care for Deloitte, one of the nation's largest professional services firms.

Hospitals are looking at an $800 billion to $900 billion reduction in Medicare payments over the next 10 years, along with reductions in Medicaid payments, he said.

"As patients shift into insurance exchanges, payments will go down further. Meanwhile, they have to spend a lot of money on technology. They're under lots of pressure," Bigalke said.

Yup, there are changes.  But the very best part follows:

...Laura Goodhue, executive director of the health-advocacy organization Florida Chain, also questioned whether the layoffs were necessary. 

"I'm not sure why they're having layoffs now. And I'm not sure what they're referring to in regards to reduced payments," she said.

"As a result of the Affordable Care Act, more Floridians are going to have health coverage, not fewer, so there will be more paying Floridians in the system," Goodhue said.

Umnnhhhh, Laurie, honey, that money is NOT going to the hospitals, you ignorant s*&^.


Jim said...

So where do you think more Floridians are going to spend their health care dollars?

Dad29 said...

The FLORIDIANS will not be spending the money. The OBOZOCRATS will be spending the money.

Floridians will merely be taxed.

Jim said...

On hospitals.