Release: Obamacare Kills Lakes Region Jobs
MANCHESTER - New Hampshire residents living in our state's Lakes Region are about to feel even more pain from a failing Obamacare. As reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader this morning, LRGHealthcare, the area's largest hospital, announced yesterday that it will eliminate scores of jobs, "citing the financial challenges from changes in health care, including Obamacare."
LRGHealthcare President and CEO Seth Warren explained yesterday how elements of Obamacare are responsible for reducing reimbursement levels to the hospital. In the Laconia Citizen he said, "with increased patient volumes, coupled with higher costs and generally lower reimbursements than we historically received, our challenge is to staff our campuses in line with these changes."
Yesterday's announcement from LRGHealthcare comes on the heels of Obamacare's 6th Anniversary. To commemorate the regrettable event last week, our organization highlighted both the continually harmful effects of the law and how incredibly unpopular it still is in the Granite State.
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement:
"New Hampshire residents truly understand the real and painful implications of Obamacare. Granite Staters have lost jobs and many have watched their premiums and deductibles skyrocket. Quality of care has decreased and countless individuals have had to fork over more of their hard-earned money to pay for increased penalties. It is no wonder why a vast majority of our citizens have consistently opposed Obamacare year after year.
"It is time for Governor Maggie Hassan, Councilor Colin Van Ostern, and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to stop blindly believing false Washington talking points about Obamacare. They should instead start by meeting with the LRGHealthcare employees who are about to lose their jobs. Afterwards, they should talk with the remaining healthcare providers who will be forced to work with less to provide the same level of care to their patients. We aren't holding our breath, but perhaps then they will finally begin to understand how their ongoing support for this failing law is negatively impacting real New Hampshire families."