President Asterisk strikes again.
You can keep your doctor, period.*
Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:45pm
The Cleveland Clinic has told workers they will be laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of an overall, sweeping cost-reduction plan….
[Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil] said early retirement would be offered to 3,000 eligible employees. Most vacant jobs are not being filled.
She attributed most of the budget reductions to looming changes accompanying the start of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Sheil said the Clinic had not made overall layoffs in the past 11 years….
She added that any layoffs would be across the board, including doctors.
The Clinic issued the following statement:
“To prepare for healthcare reform, Cleveland Clinic is transforming the way care is delivered to patients. Over the past several years, we have had an ongoing focus on driving efficiencies, lowering costs, reducing duplication in services and enhancing quality to make healthcare affordable to patients.
Although we have made progress, we need to further reduce costs to the organization by $330 million in 2014….”