Due to the new regulations and lower reimbursement rates, many healthcare providers are laying off massive amounts of workers to offset the costs of Obamacare. In 2009, Obama visited the Cleveland Clinics and touted that the example they provide would be what Obamacare would provide nationwide. Technically, he's right, just not for the better.
“And part of the reason it works well is because they've set up a system where patient care is the number-one concern, not bureaucracy, what forms have to be filled out, what do we get reimbursed for. Those are changes that I think the American people want to see.”
Ironically, it's the bureaucracy that is forcing the Cleveland Clinic to cut 330 million from it's budget and to lay off 3,000 of it's 39,000 workforce. A spokesman for the clinic told Fox News that the moves were necessary because the increased costs of Obamacare and the lower reimbursement rates for services. Another spokesman for the clinic says that the situation facing the Cleveland Clinic are not unique and are felt all across America.
Jay Carney refused to discuss the cutbacks at the Cleveland Clinics.
At this point, there is no clear cut answer to the question of how it will affect healthcare in this country, however, when you see massive reductions in healthcare workers before an estimated 32 million new people being eligible for healthcare under Obamacare, it's easy to see there could be problems.