A Kansas hospital is laying off 15 employees in anticipation of multi-million-dollar losses due to Obamacare.
Newman Regional Health hospital in Emporia, Kansas, is bracing itself for the “negative financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act,” according to a local news report.
In order to address the $3.5 million loss the hospital projects for this year, it is letting go of 10 full-time and 5 part-time employees, a move that is “expected to save the hospital $1 million annually.”
The hospital will give each terminated employee a severance package and help with landing a new job. Commenting on the layoffs, CEO Bob Wright highlighted the need to “do our part as good stewards of our resources to make sure that we’re profitable.”
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