Daily Archives: November 12, 2011

Canadians talk about their Healthcare System.

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The reality of American Healthcare

America is falling behind fast against all Western Countries of Europe, England, Canada and Japan and other Asian countries. Americans die at higher rate, infant mortality is worse and we have the most expensive healthcare in the world.

We should be fighting for Medicare for all and to negotiate more strongly with Pharmaceutical Companies that ripped us off with the Prescription D program that was a Republican give away to these corporations. This unfunded program passed in the “W” Bush administration and it guaranteed no negotiation of prescription prices.

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Stryker to cut 5% of workforce, Because of ObamaCare

Stryker, the Kalamazoo-based maker of artificial hips and knees, will cut 5% of its global workforce by the end of next year to reduce costs in the face of new fees on device makers required by the U.S. health care law.

The job cuts will reduce annual pretax operating costs by more than $100 million beginning in 2013, when the medical-device excise tax is scheduled to take effect, Stryker said Thursday in a statement. Stryker had more than 20,000 employees as of Dec. 31, according to Bloomberg News data.

Stryker expects to record $85 million to $95 million of the expense in the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Since Obamacare’s Passage, Millions Have Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Throughout the Obamacare debate, President Obama repeatedly promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Now, Gallup reports that from the first quarter of 2010 (when Obama signed Obamacare into law) to the third quarter of this year, 2 percent of American adults lost their employer sponsored health insurance. In other words, about 4.5 million Americans lost their employer-sponsored insurance over a span of just 18 months.
Morning Jay: Obama Will Have Reelection Troubles With This Economy

This is not what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had predicted would happen. Rather, the CBO had predicted that Obamacare would increase the number of people with employer-sponsored insurance by now.

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