NewsMax released an email on Saturday that said that more than 41,000 healthcare workers have been laid off so far this year, and much of the layoffs are tied to Obamacare and its effects on the health care industry and consumers.
NewsMax revealed that the news report came from Kevin D. Williamson, writer of the National Review Online who said that the cuts have affected mostly hospital staffing in response to reduced reimbursement rates for Medicare patients under the sequester, and cuts for some providers under the Affordable Care Act.
Furthermore, private insurers are also reducing payments.
“The sequester will probably be repealed at some point, but the effects of Obamacare will likely remain,” said Williamson.
“Also, healthcare is a sector that has enjoyed relatively strong growth in inflation-adjusted wages in recent decades,” Williamson said. “Losing that means losing a big piece of the employment picture, not just in total jobs but in real income.”
“Which puts us in a difficult position: Cutting Medicare and Medicaid spending will have ill effects on the job market, but not cutting Medicare and Medicaid spending will bankrupt the country.”
Adding to the misery, on Friday, a female consumer, Jenny DiPietra decided to check out Obamacare to see if the claims were true and to make sure that people were not lying on how bad Obamacare is.
The Obamacare ad, presented in this news report, DiPietra saw that women enrolling in Obamacare would save money with no cost for four preventative measures, although most private healthcare plans charge nothing or very little.
Jenny applied and found six BlueCross-BlueShield, Gold through Platinum plans, that are available to her and much to her surprise; the costs were beyond her ability to pay, leaving her shaking her head.
The Paulding County Republican Examiner contacted Ms. DiPietra on Sunday to inquire about the costs and details.
In showing the plans, the six plans available to her revealed that her health plan under Obamacare showed that with the lowest plan, she would, pay was $359.87 per month or $4318.44 a year.
The plan had a deductible of $5,800, and the first two office visits would be $45, but then the third office visit and beyond would cost her 20% more after the deductible.
The other five plans went higher and the most costly plan she would pay was $615.61 per month, $7,387.32 a year, and the office visits would be $25 with a deductible of $200.
DiPietra told the Paulding County Republican Examiner after she reviewed the plans, “These were the only plans available to me. Obama lied, he said they would be affordable…affordable, huh?”
Earlier this month, the GOP released some comments by constituents who are feeling the negative effects of Obamacare.
In one case, George Pitts of New Mexico used to pay $139.63 per month for his health insurance, but now due to Obamacare, his cheapest option for health insurance will cost him $431 per month.
In two other cases, Cindy Vinson of California will pay $1,800 more per year for her health care policy and Tom Waschura, also of California will pay almost $10,000 more a year for his insurance policy for his family of four.