Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say

In a joint report, The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association warn of  a "profound impact on jobs" should the 2% sequester of Medicare spending go into effect January 1st.

5 comments on "Medicare Cuts Threaten 766K Healthcare Jobs, Groups Say"
Joan Benson RN (9/17/2012 at 10:10 PM)

I agree with Judy RN,trying to make money off the ill is sad,and lets not mention the healthcare disparities,duplication of test, and delayed treatments that goes on in some of these hospitals. EVERYONE should have the same quality of care, whether you have one million or one dollar. Hopefully if there are cuts they will start at the enormous top heavy hospital administration, since many have the highest paid salaries and the rest could be used for providing quality patient care!
Stephanie Newell (9/17/2012 at 1:46 AM)

According to this article, in summation, healthcare access will be significantly diminished to the masses due to the revenue cuts. Is this not complete opposition of what had been promised? President Obama has promised everyone will be covered by health insurance. That is fabulous. However, if you take away the providers by cutting jobs, then what good has come from making sure everyone has health insurance? This is epitome of robbing from Peter to pay Paul. The icing in the cake is we'll be insured to have no healthcare providers .
Todd Madden (9/16/2012 at 10:21 AM)

So by Steinberg's logic we should raise taxes as much as possible so that everyone has a job. Lets shoot for 0% unemployment. Good luck with that. Also, should we just pursue another failing "Buy America" campaign? I mean if a GE MRI is made in Florence, SC and used in a Sacramento, CA hospital, that is ok but a product sourced from Mexico, China or India is bad even if it saved significant money? Her argument has about as many holes as swiss cheese.
Judy Rhoades, RN (9/15/2012 at 9:11 PM)

As a healthcare worker, I am sickened to think that our country can not develop a business tract other than that of preying on the sick. Will you all just stop and THINK for a minute.
Mylo Parks (9/13/2012 at 10:24 AM)

Healthcare and Defense have overtaking the economy and seem to be growing uncontrolled. There need to be cuts and this will, of course, affect jobs. At the same time, do we really need those jobs to keep us all healthy and safe? Probbably not[INVALID]they are waste in the system. Reallocate those jobs to other industries.


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