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Lake Shore Hospital Closure ‘A Big Hit’ To Community

October 17, 2013

IRVING — The news of Lake Shore Hospital closing came as a shock to many in the Hanover and Silver Creek community and has left many people with questions....

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Oct-18-13 2:19 PM

How about this reason: "Just last month, two units at Lake Shore Health representing nearly 140 employees voted to unionize for the first time, joining 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which also represents 80 employees in the nursing home unit. Union officials will continue to work with employees to negotiate severance and other opportunities." Call it the twinkie effect.

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Oct-17-13 9:27 AM

Actually, the reasons for these and other closures can't be directly related to Obamacare. As someone who has spent many years working in health care, the problems that are causing local hospitals to close existed LONG before the President was even a gleam in anyone's eye. They are, for starters, related to systemic, fundamental failures in how prices are established for the American health care system; in how much Big Pharma is allowed to charge for its medicines; in how much physicians and others in the field are paid (GuideStar is a great eye-opener there); and etc. Obamacare certainly isn't the best system, and it may not even be the right system. But to use Obamacare as the starting point for blame is both shortsighted and misinformed.

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Oct-17-13 8:52 AM

Wake up folks this is just the beginning of a long list of medical facilities that will be closing across the country. I know medical billing companies that have seen doctor's annual reimbursements cut in half over that last three years. You wanted Obamacare and now you have it and can look forward to higher insurance premiums and to die on a gurney in a hallway waiting to see a doctor.

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Oct-17-13 8:52 AM

This won't be the last one to close. You can thank obama and the dum dems for these. Obama care is the reason and all the f****** rules they have come up with to screw up medical care.

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Oct-17-13 8:46 AM

Nice... A recruiter is johny on the spot.

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Oct-17-13 6:13 AM

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