The Obamacare Chronicles: 129 laid off from Missouri hospital due to wonderful new health bill

Posted by: Phineas on May 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

“But at least we won the election! Obama!!”

“But at least we won the election! Obama!!”

At this point, there’s not much we can do about it, folks. Losing a Supreme Court decision and the 2012 election guarantees that Obamacare will go into full effect on January 1st, 2014 — Happy New Year!

All we can do for now is observe and take note of the pain (some of it our own) as businesses make their plans to deal with the forthcoming train wreck, plans that include laying people off to cover the new, federally-imposed expenses:

From Channel 41 Action News (1), Kansas City, Missouri:

I’ve reported on the consequences of Obamacare before, and we’re going to see more and more as we approach 2014 and enter our Brave New World of government-controlled health care. The PPACA imposes immense burdens on businesses, and they will have to act rationally in response, whether by passing on costs to the consumer or cutting costs elsewhere — by layoffs, for instance.

People who voted for the Democrats since 2008 are, in effect, getting exactly what they voted for, even if they refused to see it at the time.  (2) To use the cliche, “elections have consequences.”

But so do bad laws, and the people can always fix their mistakes in the next election. Obamacare is the “Mother of Bad Laws,” and I predict its myriad problems are going to cost the Democrats dearly as voters harmed by Obamacare first get worried, then annoyed, then angry, and then royally ticked off. Democrats are already so worried that some are retiring to avoid facing the voters in 2014.

Elections have consequences for the ruling class, too.

via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt

(1) For any Obamacare apologists in the audience, before your knee jerks too much, note that Channel 41 is an NBC affiliate, not the evil FOX. When you’ve lost NBC…
(2) No, I’m not saying the people laid off in Missouri all voted for Obama and thus got what they deserved. Some almost certainly did, but we don’t know who or how many. Presuming innocence, they all have my sympathy.  But the broad electorate voted for people who used anti-constitutional means to pass a horrendous law in expectation of getting Free Stuff(tm), in violation of all the laws of economics. To them, I can only quote the words of the late, great Mayor Ed Koch: “The People have spoken … and they must be punished.”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “The Obamacare Chronicles: 129 laid off from Missouri hospital due to wonderful new health bill”


  1. Carlos says:

    I’m retired now, but planning on going back to work because retirement drives me nuts. (Will the IRS use that as a mental evaluation for me on some future form?)

    I think I’ll have an advantage when I go apply for a job because I’ll just be looking for part-time work, and since that won’t add to the load created by ObamaCare…

    Besides, I have my own insurance and Medicare, so that would never create an additional burden for a prospective employer, either.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    With the scandalous atmosphere enveloping the commiecrats, the ’14 mid-terms could change the whole complexion of things if there is enough of a GOP influx to get Obhammudcare repealed. That jackwad politico from FL, Bruce Larson, needs to correct himself; it is the commiecrats whose health care plan is “die quickly”.

    BTW, Larson played “Butch”, the bully on “The Little Rascals” series.

  3. Jen says:

    At the beginning of the TV segment, the reporter states that the hospital is closing its wound care program. At the end of the segment, the reporter states that the hospital says that the cuts will have no effect on patient care.
    Except if you have a wound that needs continous professional care, such as someone with diabetes, or burn/graft patients.

    It’s amazing how these NBC reporter types can put a cherry on top of a pile of crap and then pretend that one need not worry, it really is a tasty sundae.