Editorial: Cleveland Clinic – Obamacare

Editorial: Cleveland Clinic – Obamacare

(WOIO) - When President Obama began selling his healthcare reform plan, he touted the Cleveland Clinic as a benchmark of quality care and efficiency.

Well, that was 2009.  Today, the clinic - faced with increased costs and decreased revenue under Obamacare - is doing what a lot of other companies are doing… it's cutting expenses and conducting layoffs.

The clinic is slashing 330-million dollars from its budget, forcing three thousand employees out of a job or into early retirement.

Now all hospitals are getting squeezed.  But we're talking about the mighty clinic here---the same institution that occupies virtually an entire Cleveland neighborhood, satellite facilities in the suburbs and a reputation that stretches the globe.

Now the clinic insists the cutbacks were in the works for some time and are not solely a reaction to the president's plan. But it seems obvious that Obamacare isn't going to be business as usual for a lot of institutions including the mighty Cleveland Clinic.

Write and let me know what you think.  I'm Bill Applegate and here's the address.

Editorial Response
1717 E. 12th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

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