DesMoines: Mercy Medical Center LayOff: Low Medicare, Medicaid Payments – In the Meantime…

Remember that Obama took $500 billion up to perhaps $700+ billion, in more recent years, from Medicare? The cuts were made to services rendered to patients, payments made to doctors, and to home health providers. The Des Moines Mercy Medical Center is cutting $38 million from their budget. They are modifying manager pay, reducing pay for directorships, reducing hours for certain jobs and not filling empty positions. Out of a director, two managers and a supervisor managing 75 staffers, one position will be cut with a total of 29 losing their job. It doesn’t sound like a top-heavy situation to me, especially in a hospital environment. The layoffs are due to the low reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid patients, and changes “associated with the Affordable Care Act.”


In the meantime, those on Medicare continue to pay a monthly premium that increases every year, as well as an additional monthly premium for a supplemental policy to pay for any portion that Medicare does not cover, and another payment for a dental plan.

In the meantime, Medicaid patients pay nothing.

In the meantime, what Medicare is left, funds healthcare for illegal aliens.

In the meantime, as of April 9, 2014, 30 percent of new ObamaCare new insured are on Medicaid.

In the meantime, ObamaCare pays a Medicare subsidy for anyone retiring before the legal retirement age. You see, it “meets their health needs.” Have your “health needs” been met.

In the meantime, Bradley Manning, the U.S. military operative behind Wiki-Leaks, is in prison and the Pentagon just approved his sex-change operation, while at least 40 veterans died waiting to be seen by a physician. Taxpayers foot the bill for Manning’s gender dysphoria.

In the meantime, military health care costs increased 345 percent.

In the meantime, taxpayers lost $474 million in failed ObamaCare state exchanges. Now it starts all over again.

In the meantime, as of December 2013, the cost of the “glitchy Obamacare website has topped $1 billion,” and still isn’t completed.

In the meantime, as of March 2014, a critical part of is still not fixed — at what cost, we don’t know.

In the meantime, unions received a huge tax break, that is not a part of law, it is an Obama “rule,” forgiving $63 for each insured employee, and $63 for each covered family member. Cha-chin, cha-ching. Right out of your pocket, any way you look at it.

In the meantime, 15-year-olds wanting sterilization, needn’t bother with parental consent. Barack Obama says its okay, and you and I will pay for it.

In the meantime, $1 of every health policy, every month, creates the fund to pay for free abortions through ObamaCare.

In the meantime, the Baltimore Ravens got $130,000.00 in taxpayer funds to promote ObamaCare.

In the meantime, Senator Ted Cruz says the paperwork necessary to maintain ObamaCare will require more than 190 million hours, annually. How many critical staffers will be cut to process this obscene mess?

In the meantime, Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines is also shutting down it’s outpatient mental health clinic that has 8,000 patients due to a psychiatrist shortage.

In the meantime, one thing never changes, not a single Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare.

 Graphic courtesy of Hope n’ Change Cartoons

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  • Fixall

    In the meantime,America continues to decline.

    • Fixall, rolling downhill, gathering lots of gunk as we go. We’ll never be able to get rid of it all.

  • OK, that graphic was creepy. My eyeballs hurt so bad I had to take my contacts out. 😉

    • Hey Teach, that thing was real, minus the head and it spurred several other women to do the same. That kid will be scarred for life.

      • That edition has been sitting around at my little community gym since it came out. Someone finally threw it away last week. Was always creepy. But, then, that’s Liberalism. Creepy. Among other negative adjectives.

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  • Meg

    Very strange. I remember O saying that illegals would not be eligible for commiecare. Now all at once they are. So that was another lie to add to the stack.

    • Meg, I think most are the anchor babies being born, but O-Care doesn’t change anything about illegals and uninsured showing up at ER rooms. They won’t be turned away (assuming the ER can stay open).

      • Meg

        I remember some time back that a congressman wanted to have a bill that would do away with anchor babies. Does anyone else remember this and what happened to the bill?

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  • Meg

    And… the way, My great-grandson recently had emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. He is 8 years old. Blue Cross paid all but $15,000. The mother works two jobs and the father is a senior at university full time and works a full time job. They are hoping to get the bill knocked down some, but I am sure it will not be by much. So really what they are telling you is that it doesn’t pay you to work. Just go on medicaid and get the freebies. or claim you came from Mexico or you are a muslim. Oh I forgot, their deductible is $6000,