Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in
anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and
conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major
changes in the medical industry.
Orlando Health, a not-for-profit network of community and
specialty hospitals, is just one example of the massive layoffs
expected in the coming year. Officials with the Central
Florida-based healthcare services provider announced on Monday that
the largest staff reduction in its nearly 100-year history will
result in cutting up to 400 jobs, starting immediately.
Gary Bauer, president of Washington DC-based American
Values, warns that this is only the beginning of an
economic catastrophe that will impact America for years.
"The ripple effects, the negatives on our economy,
are going to be playing out for not just months, but for years," he
says. "And I doubt we will ever be able to totally measure the
complete cost in manpower and in money -- in addition to taxes --
that ObamaCare will end up costing the American people, proving
once again there is no such thing as a free lunch, and there is no
such thing as free healthcare."
Bauer is sadly confident that the quality of healthcare, in a
nation known for its excellence in medical services, will see a
"I think that what the public still doesn't realize is that all
the savings the president projected are literally savings that come
from not paying hospitals, doctors and other care centers for
services," he tells OneNewsNow. "And if you don't pay them, you're
not going to get the services, unless somehow through courts or
otherwise we can restrict the impact of ObamaCare."
Louisiana State University announced in October it would cut
1,495 positions and various programs across its seven hospitals to
trim more than $150 million from its budget.
Amid the negotiations on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff," one
non-partisan, free-market group is reiterating that there is no tax