High Point regional hospital cuts 115 jobs, 1900 hospital jobs eliminated in the Triad in past 3 years, Obamacare aka Affordable Care Act impact

High Point regional hospital cuts 115 jobs, 1900 hospital jobs eliminated in the Triad in past 3 years, Obamacare aka Affordable Care Act impact

“About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates.”…NE News Now

 

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

From the Winston Salem Journal May 22, 2014.

“High Point Regional joins other hospitals in making job cuts”

“High Point Regional Health became on Thursday the latest Triad hospital to make job cuts related to lower federal reimbursement levels and declining revenue from performing fewer inpatient services.

The hospital said it was eliminating 115 clinical and nonclinical job positions – about 5 percent of its workforce of nearly 2,000.

Counting the High Point Regional job cuts, there has been nearly 1,900 hospital jobs eliminated in the Triad in the past three years.”

“In November 2012, Wake Forest Baptist announced the elimination of 950 positions: 420 were current employees and 530 were closed, unfilled positions, or employees who left through attrition or retirement.

Other Triad health care systems that have eliminated jobs since 2011 include: Cone Health (at least 300), Novant Health Inc. (at least 289, including 150 in the Triad) and Randolph Hospital in Asheboro (66).

Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden said May 12 it is reducing its staff by 22 positions and cutting the hours of 25 other employees.
Hugh Chatham Hospital in Elkin eliminated 31 jobs in

Also in October, Northern Hospital of Surry County said it eliminated between 12 and 15 full-time jobs. Another 15 to 18 employees had their work weeks reduced to 35 to 36 hours, while another group of employees was shifted into a different job.”

Read more:

http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/high-point-regional-joins-other-hospitals-in-making-job-cuts/article_eb6c57e8-c4a8-5167-b00b-17cf2937dd4a.html

 

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13 responses to “High Point regional hospital cuts 115 jobs, 1900 hospital jobs eliminated in the Triad in past 3 years, Obamacare aka Affordable Care Act impact

  1. citizenwells

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend.
    God bless those who we remember.

  2. oldsailor81

    It would not surprise me if ALL of the affected hospitals filed a CLASS ACTION against the FED,which could amount to many billions of dollars out of the federal coffers before it is over. If hospitals are penalised unjustly then they need to stop serving Medicare,or medicaid patients, then downsize to serve only people with PRIVATE healthcare ins. Such an action would put a hell of a lot of medical people out of a job in every state.

  3. Thank-you for your service…Memorial Day 2014…Semper-Fi
    http://moments.org/thank-you-for-your-service/
    Michigan-Patriot

  4. oldsailor81

    Today I talked with an old friend who WAS until recently an owner of an Independent Insurance agency. He sold out an agency that is doing over $800,000.00 a year in business. A large portion of his business was Healthcare Master Policies for employers. He told me this afternoon that he is looking for a major takeover of hospitals all across the US by the Federal Government,using the War Powers act. to Nationalise all of the that can be taken. This is something that is extremely serious, and will put thousands of people in the medical community on the street,and they probably will end up going on welfare. He said that the major underwriters have said that Eric Holder has sworn to SUE any hospital for millions if they refuse to accept either medicare,or medicaid patients. The only way that such institutions can avoid being sued is to close the hospitals and open small clinics instead. Major surgery will eventually be done at only ONE OR TWO HOSPITALS IN THE ENTIRETY of America. They will be under the control of the FED. If you are much over 60 years of age you probably will not be able to receive any form of surgery,and even if it is approved you will have to travel possibly thousands of miles. When I say Nationalisation of hospitals it includes those OWNED BY the CATHOLICS,LUTHERANS,and those that are specialist hospitals as well. In summary if the Fed is stupid enough to try this it WILL precipitate CIVIL WAR. It is one thing for a government to nationalise such things as ships, and aircraft,but when they try to take over hospitals then they are really asking for a problem. I nearly fell out of my chair when he told me what is going on. If this is accurate then I will say that some really tough stuff is just around the corner. I hope and pray that such a thing doesn’t happen,but as I remember it happened in Cuba,North Korea,and Venezuela,etc. There might be a few small countries in the continent of Africa whose hospitals are also under the control of their governments. Food for thought. In addition the probability is there would be thousands who would be told that they may remain, and be on the payroll of the FED, or they can accept severance,and end up on welfare. If it is totally national then there will still be thousands put out of work because a number of the hospitals would probably be closed after they were taken over. Hell on earth could be closer than we think. I feel half sick. This same thing also applies to NURSING facilities for seniors, and if they too refuse to accept people either on medicaid or medicare they will be sued by the FED,and forced to pay very heavy fines. I don’t know where it will all end but there is really some tough stuff ahead. The PROGRESSIVE LUNATICS are getting much bolder now. Many medical instutions are not receiving any payment even now from medicaid,and in many instances Medicare for seniors who are receiving rehab, under medicaid. So that all translates to the nationalised hospitals are going to have todo without any compensation. They will all be bankrupt very quickly. If they are put under the fed payroll then the cost of the care from that institution will probably triple at least. Either way the fact remains that somebody must pay the fiddler at some point……….it doesn’t take any formal education to figure out who it will be.

  5. oldsailor81

    …….I forgot to mention that I asked him what if somebody needs emergency surgery as a result of an accident……..such people would probably not be in any condition to
    travel thousands of miles for emergency surgery. He said that he asked the same question and he received a SHRUG of the shoulders from the underwriters.

  6. oldsailor81

    Time for me to get out………I am still half sick! Bye bye

  7. TEST

  8. Exclusive: Confidential source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi

    Today as I returned from Detroit, I had a moment that I truly felt was God sent, as I don’t believe in coincidences. It happened on one of my flights, and it was two hours I will never forget.

    I was seated beside someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi. This person was excited to share with me the “ground truth” of what happened September 11, 2012.

    My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing — thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life — but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.

    READ MORE!!!!!!!!!!………….

    http://allenbwest.com/2014/05/exclusive-confidential-source-reveals-really-happened-benghazi/#CKHDvglVMwBupBs1.99

  9. Jonah,
    Thanks for the excellent article by Allen West! It was quite something the way he was providentially seated next to that witness. I pray for Gowdy’s protection and wisdom. All the evil forces imaginable are up against him.

    Old Sailor,
    That is powerful stuff that is being revealed about the future of hospitals and nursing care. I am beyond being surprised about anything that could be happening and don’t blame you for feeling sick. We are indeed in for one rough ride into the future.

  10. oldsailor81

    Today I listened for awhile to the hearings on the Nigerian child abduction of the school children. It seems to me that NO MATTER WHAT we do these kids are in extremely serious danger. We need only look over our shoulder about a century,and then take a moment to get it through our heads JUST WHO IT WAS WHO ORIGINALLY BROUGHT THE NIGERIAN captives to the US and sold their own people into slavery. Once again we see the same sort of behavior by another Nigerian group of criminals. It is nothing new,yet this time they have chosen children. The captors are total BASTARDS,without any morality,or conscience. Afterward I wondered why there isn’t any money available to buy the safety of those kids…..our so called FED has the money to give to our ENEMIES so here is a classic case where it might do some immediate good. All that is necessary is that especially and indetectably marked bills be used. When these bills begin to show up there will be a searchable pathway all the way back to everyone in their organisation. Bills that have been taken out of circulation in the US and have already been replaced could be used.and have a special code letter or number added to the serial #. Something which would instantly identify the bill to a trained investigator. The money would be relatively easy to trace. Yet all our government seems to be doing is sitting around and talking about it all while the sand in the hour glass is running out. Nigeria is NOT a very big country,and it would seem to me that if several divisions of our para military people (Seals,ETC) were dropped in overnight it probably would not take very long for them to find the kids. But if the criminals are NOT willing to negotiate,then all bets for the safety of the kids is off…..even without any form of attack against the bastards. These kids are being held by ANIMALS not humans. If they murder the kids then our forces should be instructed to TAKE NO PRISONERS. I would be willing to bet that the Israelis could find them quickly,and stage an attack which would KILL everyone of the perpetrators…..after which their bodies should be taken back where they came from, and hung from a tree so that their wannabe peers can get a pretty good picture of how they too might end up if they try to help the scum in any way. Some years back the Israelis freed abot 20 people who had been participants in the Olympic games. If memory serves it was friends of Patrice Lumumba who was involved. As I recall ALL of the bastards were killed. The Israelis didn’t waste a lot of time talking over their intentions,……..they simply done what was necessary.

  11. oldsailor81

    Hopefully Allen West will volunteer to tell the story to Trey Gowdy! Thanks for posting it Jonah.

  12. oldsailor81

    More reflection upon the hospital nationalisation,which might be in the planning stages by the Fed. As insane as it all sounds,I keep thinking about what happened in Cuba,North Korea,Venezuela,and in some small countries in Africa. Today their hospitals are under the control of their respective governments. While such control might work for them, it would create total chaos in our hospitals,and such an action would also be outright theft of the various institutions that are owned by certain religous entities, such as Catholic, and Lutheran hospitals. We here in Northern Indiana have a very large number of SPECIALTY Hospitals as well,many of which if not all would be probably shut down if they were to ever be nationalised,putting a hell of a lot of people on the street. Also I believe that the seniors would face being turned out of their residencies (nursing homes), In all probability such organisations would also be closed, given what we are hearing about Medicare and Medicaid lately.
    While it was completely logical, and Congressionally allowed at the outset of WW2 for Franklin Roosevelt to Nationalise ships,aircraft,and even a few civilian companies,it was done in support of the WAR EFFORT. Today there is no Congressionally declared war,making any such takeover of our country’s hospitals totally absurd. I personally believe that if this was to actually happen it would generate an extremely volatile situation within America. I further believe that there is a much deeper reason for such an action….MARXIST SOCIALISM! I am having a lot of trouble swallowing all of this story, but if it should occur,we are in a lot worse situation than anybody has ever realised. I am and I am sure that a hell of a lot of others are watching for what the outcome is going to be…..if a Bill is put before Congress to Nationalise our country’s hospitals, I am certain that it would be immediately passed in the Senate. I am not sure if it would get through the House first though. Just thinking about it causes me a hell of a lot of discomfort, but we might be seeing the first indications of the potential for such an action by looking at what CW reported about the NC hospitals. If they are severely fined by the Fed for not accomodating people on Medicaid,or Medicare then I think that nationalisation is the next logical step by the Soetoro Regime.

  13. oldsailor81

    Bye bye all,have a great day.

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