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Another hospital announces Obamacare layoffs

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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 05:09 PM


reply to post by guohua

This closure, like others, is not a result of the ACA but, rather, of Kansas' refusal to accept Medicaid expansion. The Republicans in Kansas refused to accept thefederal dollars that would have directly benefitted hospitals like this one. This can be laid directly at the feet of Gov. Brownback, an unrepenitant birther and Obama hater. For him and the legislature that blindly follows him, hurting Obamacare is more important than the lives of people who relied on that hospital.See,

OK, So you're going to set there and type out how some Governor's that didn't Bend Over and Support A C A then were Denied Federal Dollars From Our Taxes,,, those taxes that Rightfully belong to Who?ould have helped keep that hospital open.
People that are Qualified to receive Medicaid Benefits.
Sounds more to me, like this Administration is Black Mailing States for Not Following The Path!
You believe this to be Right?
You believe this to be the Republicans Faults?

They were not denied the tax money. These idiots turned the money down. They refused the money - $950 million per year for Kansas that could have helped keep that hospital open. They weren't punished. Brownback and his wackaloon fundie followers punished their own citizens.

posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 05:34 PM
reply to post by F4guy

Let's see what the Grant monies he turned down was for.

Jason Sutton, health policy analyst at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, praised the Sunflower State’s decision. In an interview, Sutton said, “Governor Brownback’s decision to return these funds that require states to set up an ObamaCare-compliant exchange is terrific news, but not surprising.

With Oklahoma, Kansas has rejected the “early innovator” grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grants were first announced in February for early implementation of portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including the health exchange.


So, States need to follow the POTUS and his Policy's even if they disagree with them?
And by disagreeing, funds are with-held.
Great Administration.

But you and I digress from the actual topic of this thread, so please if you have anything to add to the topic, feel free.

edit on 2-4-2014 by guohua because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 06:32 PM
reply to post by seeker1963

There were a lot of jobs created in the non-profit hospital and it was not efficient to keep these jobs in a for profit hospital. A corporation is not going to buy a hospital and not make any money with it. They streamlined the programs and made things more efficient to make profit. Non profit hospitals can't make a profit by the rules of the government so they hire more people and grow the hospital to use up the money. Now businesses don't usually work that way. Trouble is everyone was spoiled because there were lots of workers and it made the jobs easier. Now they have to work harder....or should I say they have to work. I doubt if you will see five nurses standing at the nurses station when you visit someone, now they trimmed the waste and all have to work.

The people working at the hospital are complaining, but oh well, they will get used to having to do more.

posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 05:33 AM
reply to post by guohua

"Factors leading to this decision include Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement cuts to hospitals, pending loss of Critical Access Hospital status, a two-percent cut in Medicare reimbursements due to the federal sequester and low patient usage." - See more at:

I thought it was the job of high paid brilliant CEO's to anticipate the future. The suit did not hear about The Sequester? They did not see this coming? Capitalism sucks when you are the loser.

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