Hospitals will see massive layoffs, decline in 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

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.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)"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 decline.

"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.

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