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Offline Cincinnatus

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A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:34:17 PM »
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Offline Olivia

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Re: A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 07:44:27 PM »
We've probably seen nothing yet!  I read horrid news story from the UK about the hospitals there.  It's scary what happens when you have government run care and especially for our seniors.
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Re: A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 08:17:22 PM »
Still, J.P. Fingado, CEO of API Healthcare, a consulting firm for hospitals, says the layoffs are shortsighted because the providers likely will have to add staff as soon as next year to handle increased patient volumes resulting from the health care law.
Given how difficult it has been to actually get any insurance worth having as part of this bill, any "increased patient volume" is probably not going to materialize. All this law is going to do is increase taxes on those who can least afford it and take hard-earned money out of the hands of people who need it to make ends meet.
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Re: A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 12:15:09 AM »
My take on this is that this is the way that hospitals - like every other business in the US - is dealing with the Obamacare commandments: laying off current full-time staff who have benefits galore, including health insurance, who will be replaced with part-timers when this short-term drop in hospital receipts ends, part timers who will be working less than 30 hours a week - the hospitals will be hiring 1 1/2 part timers to replace every full timer who's been fired - and who will not get any health insurance benefits because they're working less than 30 hours a week.  Not only that, but they won't be getting any of the retirement benefits the full timers are currently getting, either.

In other words, it's not a short-sighted response to a temporary recession, it's a rather shrewd use of the opportunities afforded by a temporary recession to engage in the wholesale replacement of full timers with part timers without endangering the running of the hospitals because the current staff needs are low enough that the hospitals can do without a significant number of their current employees while they hire and train their part time replacements.
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Re: A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 12:16:49 AM »
Hospitals are all under a LOT of pressure now.  Better pray you don't get sick.  One interesting thing, CMS has people (not doctors) following doctors around in the hospitals looking over their shoulders at what they are doing.

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