Will Obamacare Lead to Layoffs?

Bob Ritz, President of Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, recently reported 29 layoffs due in part to Obamacare.

“As the federal government and state payment systems continue to ratchet down on what they pay us and our costs go up, we have to look for opportunities to create cost efficiencies,” Ritz said.

Will looking for ways to “create cost efficiencies” affect healthcare nation-wide? The full effects of the Affordable Care Act remain to be seen.

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