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HHS Spending $55.5 Million to
‘Bolster’ Healthcare Workforce
as Obamacare Causes Doctor Shortages

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 12/11/2013 8:10:06 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is spending an additional $55 million to “bolster” the healthcare workforce, as Obamacare contributes to shortages in the industry. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that her agency will provide over 270 grants “from diversity to dentistry” to address worker shortages in the healthcare industry. The funding includes $45.4 million to support the nursing workforce, $5.2 million of which will go towards “improving nursing diversity.” The grants also provide $2.4 million for training of doctoral-level psychologists to “address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations,” and $3 million to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lilo, 12/11/2013 8:17:41 AM     (No. 9649193)

As an RN of 25 years, we do not need "diversity" in nursing, we need excellence. And everyone in the health care profession saw this disaster coming. Surprised? NO. Disgusted. A lot of the MD´s I work with are leaving. I glad I retired this year. Don´t want anywhere near this calamity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/11/2013 8:37:07 AM     (No. 9649224)

Wake up people! ObamaCare is imploding. But it is taking the entire HealthCare sector with it, which is 1/6 th of the Economy.

It is the Mortgage bubble all over again - except with dead people!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/11/2013 8:41:55 AM     (No. 9649238)

A. Surely, this $55.5 million plus the $1 billion for the Web site adds to our $2,500 per year in premiums savings. By the time Owhataliar and Sibelius are finished, we´ll be saving $6,500 per year in premiums with zero deductibles. Yeah, right.

B. The phrase, “improving nursing diversity" means that nursing schools will have to use racial and surely LGBT quotas in order to find and train these applicants. We can also expect ACORN linked groups to get HHS funding for launching inner city nursing schools of dubious quality but with enormous administrator salaries. Hospitals & clinics will have the same quotas, which add to paperwork costs and delay hiring. However, these racial preference requirements should also help reduce our insurance premiums while improving care.

ObamaNoCare - paying so much more for a whole lot less.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/11/2013 8:49:01 AM     (No. 9649254)

I imagine the next HHS ruling will be that you don´t have to be a doctor to perform brain surgery. /s

In October, Gov. Brown in CA signed a bill in CA that you don´t have to be a doctor to perform abortions ... coming soon to Obamacare near you.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/11/2013 9:01:23 AM     (No. 9649277)

The whole culture of death is playing itself out - certain progressives want to cull the old, disabled, imperfects, sick young, breeders, mentally challenged and any others progressives decide are unable to perform services for them.

Replace excellent health care for NoCare and we´ll all die off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/11/2013 9:22:47 AM     (No. 9649313)

This is a drop the bucket -just a backdoor attempt at racial quotas.
(Hillarycare was at least straightforward,establishing racial quotas
by medical specialty.)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/11/2013 9:41:13 AM     (No. 9649372)

FTA: Primary-care doctors will soon be replaced by nurse practitioners to address the gap, according to a recent analysis.

My last few follow-ups at the oncologist´s office I saw the nurse practitioner rather than the doctor. I pay more than ever before (monthly premiums and deductibles) and already getting less care. Thanks Dems.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2013 9:51:35 AM     (No. 9649401)

This is just more Acorn like funding...passing OUR MONEY out to cronies.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/11/2013 9:56:47 AM     (No. 9649411)

Registered nurses leaving the profession in droves before the Obamacare disaster due to the ridiculous attention paid to political correctness instead of clinical EXCELLENCE. The politicians do not care that doctors are quitting. They will flood the U.S. with even MORE foreign physicians. My husband has joined a concierge practice. They are springing up everywhere.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/11/2013 9:59:04 AM     (No. 9649417)

Unless we right the ship your medical care will be delivered by Acorn / SEIU government employees with at best a 2 yr associate doing what MD´s are only allowed to do today. The government will hire people who have been manipulated to believe they have been wronged by many of the people for whom they are supposed to provide healthcare. What could possible go wrong!

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