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'Obamacare' and your job

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What kinds of things have been 'trickling' down at your place due to affordable care act?

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What kinds of things have been 'trickling' down at your place due to affordable care act?

I know my health insurance for next year costs more...a lot more! :grumpy: Yet my hourly rate has not gone up (in fact, my hospital has eliminated all raises, at least for peons like me).

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of course our upper management has been telling us for mos now to get ready for some big cahnges in the hospital. 3 wks ago they took everyone back from 84hrs to 80hrs and next payperiod we are going to 76hrs across the board. they cant low census any floor nurses cause the census has been busting through the roof. our er nurse director has informally told us that the hospital might stop contributing to 401ks and stop paying shift diffs and will even increase health insurance cost( which they do q yr anyway). but something thats going to hurt brand new graduates is that we have been on a hiring freeze for past 6mos, and all hires have to be cleard by ceo himself. so if you lose someone in your dept you are going to work short unless a prn comes in and picks up the shift, because absolutley no overtime is allowed. now all this is fine and dandy on paper but in the real world it stinks and you are expected to do more with less to many patients that dont care how short staff you are just as long as they get their work excuse and narcs! too bad this is just the begining i'm afraid.

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And all the above are attributable to the ACA because....

No impact in my hospital although a couple of cardilogists have been complaining that the reduction in medicare reimbursements is going to cost them money.

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And all the above are attributable to the ACA because....

I don't know the ins and outs of Obamacare, but one of the big talking points of Obama other who support the law is that the act will reduce health care costs. Well, the docs aren't going to stand there and make less money; and, it's pretty obvious that the "salaries" of the hospital CEO and other administrators is not going to go down. So, I think logic suggests how they are going to reduce the costs.

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And all the above are attributable to the ACA because....

I don't know the ins and outs of Obamacare, but one of the big talking points of Obama other who support the law is that the act will reduce health care costs. Well, the docs aren't going to stand there and make less money; and, it's pretty obvious that the "salaries" of the hospital CEO and other administrators is not going to go down. So, I think logic suggests how they are going to reduce the costs.

So in other words, it all comes down to greed. The ACA is just the scapegoat.

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all of this isnt cheap, so obamacare cuts payments and reimbursements to hospitals and created new taxes to fund the law. decreased medical reimbursements to hospitals mean cuts at the hospitals, hence why my hospital is tighting its belt, and i for one is feeling the pinch.

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The ACA isn't the scape goat- it's the problem. Do I think CEOs should get what they get? I don't know, I don't know all that they do. I do think however that the amount of "free" this country has is ridiculous. "Free" is taken advantage of at the cost of the worker bee. Period. Why on earth should I have to pay more in health insurance so someone can have it for free? Why on earth should a doctor or CEO have to take a pay cut so someone else can have something for free? It's crap. Period.

If I had no self-esteem I'd almost prefer to quit my job and jump on the free boat! Why should I have gone to school, worked my butt off, not been home with my children and now work more for less just so someone else can have something for free which is costing me an arm and a leg? Why do I have to smile and apologize while someone cusses me out and threatens to punch me (yes, it's happened) all because her daughters "anxiety attack" and 911 transport failed to get her into an ER bed?

This country has lost its ideals of the "American Dream"- work hard, do your share and get your piece of the pie. Now it's all about being smart, working the system, being on Maury Povich and raking in cell phones, free cash, free food, free child care and now free health care....and to top it all off instead of being thankful you can COMPLAIN about the over worked underpaid staff and THEY GET IN TROUBLE because they didn't get you ice water when you were complaining about your stomach ache for 3 months that is now an emergency at 2am.

Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs! :)

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Who said anything about "free" care vis a vis the ACA? The whole idea is that all have health coverage and the ACA addresses that issue.

And not for nothing, what about all the folks who currently apply for charity care because they don't have insurance? That's not "free"?

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My health insurance rates have continued to go up exponentially each year, my employer quit matching our 401K 2 years ago and no one has gotten a raise in almost 2yrs. I should be grateful to have a job... and I am, but as the costs of everything soar my wage has remained the same.

Its sad when you have a decent paying career and your husband works 2 jobs a total of 80+ hours a week and you still are barely scraping by.

We don't drive new cars, we dont have designer clothes or bags we live in a modest home and my favotite store is good will. Yet we continue to struggle...

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[h=1]Obamacare Website Quietly Deletes Reference to ‘Free Health Care’[/h]Jeryl Bier

The Weekly Standard

Sept. 30, 2013

Even as President Obama and his administration are making a last minute push to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, a quiet change was made on the Healthcare.gov website regarding those who will still not be able to afford coverage after the program kicks in. From at least June 26, 2013 to as recently as September 15, under the topic, “Where can I get free or low-cost care in my community?” the following statement appeared: “If you can’t afford any health plan, you can get free or low-cost health and dental care at a nearby community health center.” Here is how the page in question appeared:

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However, sometime between September 16 and September 23, the reference to “free” care was dropped. The title of the topic was changed as well, and now reads: “Where can I get low-cost care in my community?” Here is how the page currently appears:

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The page in question is not a new one, as the webpage’s Internet address remains the same, still containing the word “free”: http://www.healthcare.gov/where-can-i-get-free-or-low-cost-care/. However, there is no notation anywhere on the page that it was revised; the change just appeared unannounced.

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I should be grateful to have a job... and I am,

*** And THAT is EXACTLY how they want you to think. It's why the glut of nurses was intentionaly created.

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