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Mich. Hospital Cites Obamacare for Recent Job Cuts: ‘We Had No Choice’
National Review ^ | February 28, 2014 11:23 AM | By Andrew Johnson

Posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:09 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

A northern-Michigan hospital is cutting 43 positions in part because of costs related to the Affordable Care Act, its CEO says. David Zechman of McLaren Northern Michigan told a local television station the layoffs were “something that we had no choice in doing.”

Zechman cited the changes to Medicaid and Medicare under the health-care law that cut reimbursement rates for the hospital’s services. “We still have the same costs of taking care of patients, but it’s hard to keep doing the same things you’re doing if you’re paid less for the same amount of costs and services you provide — it’s just basic economics,” he said.

McLaren Northern Michigan joins a growing trend of health-care providers and hospital cutting jobs. In January, the Labor Department reported the number of hospital jobs in America, which has been rising steadily for years, dropped by 4,500 jobs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; deathpanels; democratcare; mclaren; medicaid; medicare; obamacare; obamacarehospitals; obamacarelayoffs; rationedcare; zechman; zerocare

1 posted on 02/28/2014 9:37:09 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wasn’t there a new regulation or decree, which indicated that employers had to certify that any job cuts were not due to Obamacare regulations? I thought that was in the news recently, that the administration in effect wants to ban cutting jobs due to complying with Obamacare regulations.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 9:42:08 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Dingy Harry and Patty Murray will say that this is a HUGE LIE!


3 posted on 02/28/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder if the hospital will have to sign the affidavit to the IRS under the penalty of perjury that the job layoffs had nothing to do with Obamacare?


4 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:06 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Welcome to the health care desert.

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5 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hey, at least the benefits advisors and healthcare specialists are doing well


6 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:54 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

THEY’RE LYING!!! Harry Reid said so!


7 posted on 02/28/2014 9:44:53 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well, Dingy Reid will just say this is a BIG, FAT lie!!! This isn’t happening...it isn’t true!


8 posted on 02/28/2014 9:45:29 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They’ll have to certify under penalty of perjury!!


9 posted on 02/28/2014 9:46:41 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Only to receive an exemption/delay.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 9:47:00 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder how many of the 43 voted for Barkey.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 9:49:54 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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12 posted on 02/28/2014 9:50:35 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There is legislation in Michigan that says ACA related costs will have to be itemized and listed on bills.

I think it’s good because it forces people to look at the costs of Obamacare every time they look at their bills.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 9:51:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Howie66

Ha! You beat me to it. Liars, indeed (per Harry Reid)!


14 posted on 02/28/2014 9:51:46 AM PST by Gumdrop (Q)
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To: CommerceComet
I wonder if the hospital will have to sign the affidavit to the IRS under the penalty of perjury that the job layoffs had nothing to do with Obamacare?

Right. And then, just before the election, that affidavit is - as a result of a "computer glitch" - leaked to the Center for American Progress, and included in a TV ad slamming some Republican candidate who wants to toss ObamaCare.

After the election, a three-line story in the New York Times reports the result of the "internal investigation" into how the IRS came to leak a confidential document to an advocacy group. The investigation finds "no culpability," "no intent to violate privacy rules of the IRS," and "no conspiracy."

When Jay Carney is asked to amplify, he replies that "the findings of the internal investigation are clear, and the President sees no reason to comment further on the matter."

15 posted on 02/28/2014 9:53:00 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And the GOP-e continues to say we need only fix, not repeal, this monstrosity.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 9:53:05 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There are no layoffs. The koch brothers paid them to say that /s


17 posted on 02/28/2014 9:53:58 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Another of these “lies”, according to Obama, Pelosi and Reid. According to them, no one has lost their jobs because of MessiahCare or suffered because their coverage has been canceled.

By the way, is there a Republican website somewhere where there is a running count of jobs lost because of this disaster/ Is there a site that has a running count of all those who have lost their coverage? If not, why not?


18 posted on 02/28/2014 9:59:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; All
Thank you for referencing that article Behind Liberal Lines. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the Mich. hospital and not at you.

Regarding the Mich. hospital, ignorance of the law is no excuse. And despite what activist justices want people to think about the constitutionality of Obamacare Democratcare, the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific powers to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes.

”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added)” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 10:01:21 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Behind Liberal Lines


More lies paid for by the Coke Brothers!!! /harryreid
20 posted on 02/28/2014 10:18:00 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I live in Ky. and I am seeing the lay offs and elimination of jobs every week due to Obozocare and other government policies. Apparently the Democommies have never read the Ten Commandments or think they are only suggestions. The day will come when they will wish they had taken them seriously.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 10:24:58 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This a huge lie. The hospital obviously is run by racists who are determined to undermine nobamacare. They should be audited and closed-down. All praise Clown Prince nobama.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 11:43:06 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Obama lied, American needing jobs cried.
Obama lied, Americans needing medical attention died.

TOTALITARIANCARE ALERT!


23 posted on 02/28/2014 11:50:22 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Ain’t socialism grand Moe.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:28:31 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Steely Tom

You definitely know their game plan.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:32:55 PM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That hospital is right up the road from me in Petoskey, Mi.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 5:58:30 PM PST by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: cripplecreek

This is not helpful for our move since I work in healthcare...


27 posted on 03/01/2014 2:35:30 AM PST by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The real Healthcare crisis is just beginning. You know it is going to get really bad with fewer doctors and hospitals.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 2:42:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

How long before the medical SCHOOLS no longer are getting applications for new students?


29 posted on 03/01/2014 8:02:04 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: cripplecreek

A number of restaurants in California are now listing on a separate line item their surcharge for Obamacare costs.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 8:03:22 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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