According to ObamaCareFacts.com the President’s healthcare plan creates jobs. The website even goes as far as to say, “Corporate sponsored entities have been reporting that ObamaCare “kills jobs”, yet no study has shown this.” However, we continue to hear multiple reports of companies and schools laying off employees, cutting their hours and benefits.
Indiana schools are being forced to reduce their workforce. Wendy’s and other fast food restaurants are reducing their workforce as well. “I never thought it would impact me directly,” said Sullivan, a college professor. “I was stunned when I got the email…I love teaching at St. Pete College but that is a significant cut.” The Florida college is being forced to reduce her pay in half. UPS recently dropped thousands from their benefits package, which made headlines around the country. All have one thing in common. They cite Obamacare as the catalyst.
In 2009 when Obama was pushing his healthcare plan he cited Cleveland Clinic as the vision and blueprint for what America’s new healthcare system would look like. (VIDEO)
The Cleveland Clinic just recently announced that they will trim more than $300,000,000.00 from their operating budget and offer early retirement to many employees. Those who do not accept the package will be laid off.
A Cleveland Clinic spokesperson told Fox News:
“To prepare for healthcare reform, Cleveland Clinic is transforming the way care is delivered to patients. Over the past several years, we have had an ongoing focus on driving efficiencies, lowering costs, reducing duplication in services and enhancing quality to make healthcare affordable to patients.Although we have made progress, we need to further reduce costs to the organization by $330 million in 2014. We are carefully evaluating all aspects of our system to accomplish this. Some of the initiatives include offering early retirement to 3,000 eligible employees, reducing operational costs, stricter review of filling vacant positions, and lastly workforce reductions.”
Cleveland Clinic is expecting less in reimbursement and patients to pay more for their healthcare.
Hospitals around the country are following suit. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the largest employer in the state of Tennessee, is laying off 1,000 individuals and slashing hours. Metro Health of Ohio laid off 450 people. With shrinking staffs and an influx of patients, lines to see your doctor are likely to continue to grow.
Today the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to defund Obamacare. However, it is likely too little, too late as the democratic controlled Senate and president Obama are not likely to defund their landmark legislation.