Fairview health system cuts 240 jobs

Fairview health system cuts 240 jobs

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 26, 2011, titled Fairview health system cuts 240 jobs. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minneapolis-based Fairview health system is eliminating 240 jobs due to weak demand for in-patient hospital services.

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Curious

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 26, 2011
These layoffs are the beginning of thousands of layoffs in the health care sector due to the spending cuts contained in the health and human services bill passed by the Legislature. This bill cuts $931 million in payments just to hospitals and also eliminates coverage for 140,000 Minnesotans. Hospitals and clinics can't lose over $1 billion in revenues at the same time their uncompensated care rate jumps and not respond with layoffs. The rejection of $1.5 billion in federal funds for currently uninsured Minnesotans will result in a sicker population, a less productive work force, layoffs in an already financially stressed health care sector and weakened economic growth. Unless you are a bankruptcy attorney, this bill is bad for your business, wherever you are located in Minnesota. It's sad the Republican Legislature put ideology ahead of jobs and the economy.
Different guy in charge

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 26, 2011
Dayton is now in charge, he's gonna make it all better.
Honest Abe

United States

#3 May 26, 2011
Fed funds? State funds? Call it what it is, taxpayer funds. We are broke and you have abused the system long enough. Take care of yourself, no one else is going to do it. Government is falling apart. You want health care, go down and break off a piece of stadium and pay your bill that way.
Fairview ERs have been used for free clinic too long. When you go there bring cash that you would normally spend on drugs, or send home to al quaeda or Mexico. Get off the freeloaders wagon.
Ron

Two Rivers, WI

#4 May 27, 2011
Curious wrote:
These layoffs are the beginning of thousands of layoffs in the health care sector due to the spending cuts contained in the health and human services bill passed by the Legislature. This bill cuts $931 million in payments just to hospitals and also eliminates coverage for 140,000 Minnesotans. Hospitals and clinics can't lose over $1 billion in revenues at the same time their uncompensated care rate jumps and not respond with layoffs. The rejection of $1.5 billion in federal funds for currently uninsured Minnesotans will result in a sicker population, a less productive work force, layoffs in an already financially stressed health care sector and weakened economic growth. Unless you are a bankruptcy attorney, this bill is bad for your business, wherever you are located in Minnesota. It's sad the Republican Legislature put ideology ahead of jobs and the economy.
It is equaly sad that you post these LIES and scare tactics. The article says less demand for in car services! nothing else..........if people do not need it, you do not have to have it (in this case hospital services). Republicans have nothing to do with demand and everything to do with being responsible. Lets make it simple so even you can understand it. If you have a kool aid stand in front of your shack, and hire your cousin to help you run it, and nobody comes to buy a glass of your brew, and there is no money coming in, you have to let your cousin go. Even a demorat like you should understand that!!!
xmm

Beaverton, OR

#5 May 27, 2011
@Curious

What u want is the rest of us to keep paying for your bloated hospitals and over paid managements. Spending cuts are there because the state cannot afford such high expenditures. The state cannot be the only source of employment. Maybe its time for hospitals to shed layers of management, high bonuses and unproductive doctors. Try that first.
REader

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 27, 2011
Fairview's desire to be the biggest and best and outdoing Mpls Children's Hospital will work against them. Although their new hospital is a work of art, it is so shortsited when it comes to the real needs of the patients and their families. Those desiging the hospital were not patients but execs sitting around a table trying to create a showplace. And those execs sitting in their ivory towers won't feel a thing with a paycut or job loss. It's the hard working people who keep Fairview going that will feel the cuts ... again!

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#7 May 27, 2011
Curious wrote:
These layoffs are the beginning of thousands of layoffs in the health care sector due to the spending cuts contained in the health and human services bill passed by the Legislature. This bill cuts $931 million in payments just to hospitals and also eliminates coverage for 140,000 Minnesotans. Hospitals and clinics can't lose over $1 billion in revenues at the same time their uncompensated care rate jumps and not respond with layoffs. The rejection of $1.5 billion in federal funds for currently uninsured Minnesotans will result in a sicker population, a less productive work force, layoffs in an already financially stressed health care sector and weakened economic growth. Unless you are a bankruptcy attorney, this bill is bad for your business, wherever you are located in Minnesota. It's sad the Republican Legislature put ideology ahead of jobs and the economy.
You never get tired of your partisan lying and constant drone of moronic anti-anything intelligent.

Follow the money...

"...But one-time expenses for the move into the hospital as well as a new electronic medical center aren't driving the job cuts, Davenport said."

Yes they are. The confusion and painful reality that ObamaCare stimulus money is not flowing as all the health care IDNs (Independent Delivery Networks) were promised and had hoped for (just like the insurance companies, banks and car companies) has put those IDNs in a financial bind.

They were spending like it was daddy's credit card.

Unfortunately for them, Daddy is not Obama, but the taxpayer, and we are taking your spending privileges away.

Time to abolish the "good old boy" system of national insurance companies and their bed-fellow health care companies. Localize or regional-ize them. Bring costs down by removing the "man behind the curtain" price negotiations that these entities have been getting away with for 60 years.

Let neighbors deal with one another. Not some actuary in NY, TN or CA.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#8 May 27, 2011
Honest Abe wrote:
Fed funds? State funds? Call it what it is, taxpayer funds. We are broke and you have abused the system long enough. Take care of yourself, no one else is going to do it. Government is falling apart. You want health care, go down and break off a piece of stadium and pay your bill that way.
Fairview ERs have been used for free clinic too long. When you go there bring cash that you would normally spend on drugs, or send home to al quaeda or Mexico. Get off the freeloaders wagon.
If you knew what you were commenting on, you might even sound intelligent, but not yet.
JAdams

Hopkins, MN

#9 May 27, 2011
Curious wrote:
These layoffs are the beginning of thousands of layoffs in the health care sector due to the spending cuts contained in the health and human services bill passed by the Legislature. This bill cuts $931 million in payments just to hospitals and also eliminates coverage for 140,000 Minnesotans. Hospitals and clinics can't lose over $1 billion in revenues at the same time their uncompensated care rate jumps and not respond with layoffs. The rejection of $1.5 billion in federal funds for currently uninsured Minnesotans will result in a sicker population, a less productive work force, layoffs in an already financially stressed health care sector and weakened economic growth. Unless you are a bankruptcy attorney, this bill is bad for your business, wherever you are located in Minnesota. It's sad the Republican Legislature put ideology ahead of jobs and the economy.
Start a non profit hospital if you are so concerned. I'm sure all you good leftists would love to spend your own money to help others. I forgot, none of you have jobs. You all live off those of us who actually work for a living.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#10 May 27, 2011
Hope and change! Hope and change!
time to re-tool

United States

#11 May 27, 2011
good my stock need to go up, lay off employees and my stocks will grow !

Thanks !
Curious wrote:
These layoffs are the beginning of thousands of layoffs in the health care sector due to the spending cuts contained in the health and human services bill passed by the Legislature. This bill cuts $931 million in payments just to hospitals and also eliminates coverage for 140,000 Minnesotans. Hospitals and clinics can't lose over $1 billion in revenues at the same time their uncompensated care rate jumps and not respond with layoffs. The rejection of $1.5 billion in federal funds for currently uninsured Minnesotans will result in a sicker population, a less productive work force, layoffs in an already financially stressed health care sector and weakened economic growth. Unless you are a bankruptcy attorney, this bill is bad for your business, wherever you are located in Minnesota. It's sad the Republican Legislature put ideology ahead of jobs and the economy.

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