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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Need or want proof "Obamacare" is working?


Read it and weep, Republicans, Right Wingers and haters out there.  For the rest of us, it's a relief and the beginning of good things:

Top-Ranked Hospital Cuts Budget $165 Million Due to 'ObamaCare


And lest anyone here think it's from some Left Wing, very Liberal, biased and deeply slanted site like 

The Huffington Post, check out that source for the article:  Christian News, The Christian Post


Snippets from the article:

Possibly signaling a national trend, The Cleveland Clinic, ranked the fourth-best American hospital by U.S. News & World Report, announced that it plans to cut $330 million from its 2014 budget, and attributed about half of those cuts, roughly $165 million, directly to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
Massachusetts General Hospital, ranked number two by U.S. News & World Report, also reported increased budget cuts but did not have a specific number.
"We had to take about $330 million out of next year's budget," Eileen Sheil, executive director of corporate communications at the Cleveland Clinic, said in an interview on Monday. Sheil told The Christian Post that "half of the 330" is directly attributable to Obamacare.
And as for jobs?
But Sheil set out to correct rumors that the Cleveland Clinic had plans to lay off 3,000 employees. "We offered early retirement to 3,000 employees who were eligible for it," she clarified.
One hospital. One highly-ranked hospital. One budget. 165 million dollars.
It's a start.  Heck, it's a great start.
We have the most expensive health care system in the world. 
We have the worst health outcomes, from that absurdly-expensive system, of the top 17 industrialized nations.
More Americans go bankrupt from health care expenses than any other one source. Some 40% of the total bankruptcies in the nation are from health care expenses.
The system was and still is, truth be told, broken, folks. Very broken. It was only working for the corporations and wealthy, not for the people.
We needed a fix. We needed the Affordable Care Act. We direly needed "Obamacare."

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