Friday, April 18, 2014

ObamaCare Kills 100 Jobs At UMC

From the LVRJ: More than 100 University Medical Center employees, including registered and practical nurses, pharmacy technicians, and lab assistants, were laid off Friday as hospital administrators announced the closing of four care centers and an outpatient pharmacy.
The job action and facility closures, according to UMC CEO Lawrence Barnard, were the result of UMC Quick Cares losing millions of dollars and because of new opportunities for patients under the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income Americans.
“This isn’t easy to do when people’s jobs are involved but we have to have a budget that makes sense,” Barnard said Friday. “With the Affordable Care Act, patients that we had developed programs for basically now have other options and there is no way we can justify keeping open Quick Cares that are losing millions of dollars. Patients who have gone to those will now have other Quick Care options nearby.”
In an April 17 letter sent to Martin Bassick, president of the Service Employees International Union Local 1107 that represents staffers at the public hospital, UMC chief human resources officer John Espinoza noted that both the Total Life Specialty Care Center at 2231 W. Charleston Blvd. and the UMC Outpatient Pharmacy at 1800 W. Charleston Blvd. were opened to help care for Clark County Social Services’ patients — individuals he said now have their heathcare needs largely met through expanded Medicaid and portions of the Affordable Care Act that went into effect this year....
The recent expansion of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in Nevada is expected to result in such a dramatic short-term cash flow problem for UMC that Clark County commissioners recently approved a $25 million loan to deal with “delays in the amount of future cash receipts associated with Medicaid claims and insured patient claims.” The loan must be paid off within 12 months.
There goes Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid, Dina "Felony Thief" Titus and President "Of you, but not I" Obama killing more Nevada jobs because of ObamaCare.

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