We are a scant 17 days away from the disaster of ObamaCare becoming official. Despite the obvious debacle, no one in Washington has attempted to stop this monster from setting its boot on our neck yet they’re still scrambling to save themselves. Here’s a brief update on where things stand.

First big Obamacare security breach reported

The company handling Minnesota’s health insurance exchange program for the Affordable Care Act accidentally sent out more than 2,400 names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information to an insurance broker, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday.

When the security breach was discovered, MNsure phoned the broker, Jim Koester, to walk him and his assistant through the procedure for deleting the information from their database, the newspaper reported.

Koester told the Tribune he was shaken by the entire incident.

“The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was,” he said. “What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It’s scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?”

Georgia Healthcare Company to Lay Off Over 100 Because of Obamacare

A Georgia health care company will lay off over 100 employees due in part to Obamacare, according to a WSB-TV report. “We have confirmed more than 100 Emory health care employees are going to lose their jobs in part because of the Affordable (health) Care Act,” said a local anchor.

“I think it’s bad it’s affordable health care and people are losing their jobs,” said a man interviewed by the reporter.

“It’s sad. It really is,” said another man. “A lot of people are going to lose their homes and cars and everything they worked all their life for.”

But that’s not. Free Beacon reports how hospitals are laying off workers, cutting back employee hours and even in some cases shutting down entire units. As I’ve mentioned on Tammy Radio more times than I can count, sure, everyone will have health insurance. Now good luck finding a doctor or getting the care you need.

Medicare Cuts, Obamacare Prompt Hospital Layoffs

Many hospitals are slashing jobs and cutting patient services citing Medicare cuts, the difficult health care landscape, and the Affordable Care Act as the reasons behind their decision.

Over a dozen hospitals have announced job cuts in the past three weeks, the Washington Free Beacon found. Some hospitals announced they would close altogether, while others are downsizing and eliminating some of their services.

Connecticut’s Lawrence + Memorial Hospital announced last week it was cutting 33 jobs, citing the “sheer magnitude” of payment cuts from both Medicare and Medicaid…

Arnot Health announced 83 full-time employees at St. Joseph’s in New York will be laid off, the hospital will be closing certain units, and some services will be eliminated beginning Sept. 23…

The NorthShore University Health System in Illinois announced it was laying off 1 percent of its workforce at its four hospitals to better position itself for changes that will result from Obamacare…

Mission Health Hospital in North Carolina announced layoffs of 70 employees. President and CEO Ronald Paulus wrote in a letter to hospital staff that while other area hospitals were laying off workers, Mission focused on “process redesign.” …

Glen Cove Hospital on Long Island, N.Y., announced it would be closing its inpatient facility but has since changed course. Rallies by residents and criticism by local politicians ensued after the announcement. The mayor of Glen Cove started an online petition to keep Glen Cove a full-service hospital…

The Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Maryland announced 43 positions would be eliminated, as would be its Transitional Care Unit. The unit stopped accepting patients on Sept. 6, said Christopher C. Hall, vice president of strategy and business development, in an email.

It goes on and on. All this was sold to us on the promise that ObamaCare would cut costs and expand services with no reduction in access or quality of care. IN fact, we were told, it would all get much better.

How do you feel about being lied to about your healthcare– the very thing we rely on to make life worth living? And for liberals, do you actually think there’s going to be some special hospital that suddenly pops up to be there right when you need it? Do you think you will somehow go to the front of the line when there’s a 3 month wait to se the internist you need to see? Think again, and then each morning when you wake up look in the mirror and say hello to one of the people who allowed this disaster to happen. To everyone.

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  1. Maynard says:

    Too many people shrug off the collateral damage, figuring that the enhanced social safety net will catch the people thrown into it as a consequence of its creation, so everything will work out okay in the end. The government will tweak it and eventually get it right. I don’t accept that model; my perception is the government had already made promises that can’t be fulfilled prior to Obamacare, and this new binge merely speeds up the timetable for additional crises and eventual large-scale systematic failure.

    Aside from the question of defunding, I think the Republicans have done the country wrong by going along with tweaks to “improve” Obamacare. This is like putting sugar on a cyanide sandwich, in that it merely makes a fatal program more palatable. This shows us what we pretty much already knew, which is the Republican party favors Obamacare, and only gives lip service to opposing it. If they truly opposed it, they’d hold out for repeal, and stop trying to “help” us by rushing to approve Obama’s illegal delays and the like.

    The Republicans won’t save us any more than the Democrats will save the blacks from permanent underclass status. Both parties play the people like a fiddle, throwing us crumbs while stoking our frustration and anger, always promising us they’ll take care of business in the next election cycle. And we put up with it. Too bad.

  2. idaho_karen says:

    Wish these were all the layoffs. Here’s an interesting site I watch for other layoffs, bankruptcies and closures.


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