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  •  The affordable Care Act will bring many more jobs (1+ / 0-)
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    Its going to add 50 million people who hadn't been covered before. That will require new infrastructure; at a minimum more community health centers with primary care but also more hospital facilities with diagnostics. That means jobs for contractors and building material suppliers.

    That will also require more providers and staff, more equipment, more medical supplies. It will also require more education and training facilities to train the staff.

    In the interim I would expect the existing personnel to have to put in a lot of overtime to cover until new people can be hired and wages will have to go up to attract the skilled workers with the experience to optimize the patient flow so it can be covered at all.

    Even after 2014 there is more in the pipeline especially as regards Medicaid making healthcare both more universal and more comprehensive and since the Federal government is paying 100% to set up the mandates its also going to be single payer.

    Once people get used to the difference between affordable healthcare and what they have now they will be about as eager to get rid of it as they are to dump Social Security and Medicare

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:06:40 AM PDT

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    •  From what i'm seeing, there will be more jobs, ... (1+ / 0-)
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      for part timers.  Working in the health care field, we are seeing a lot more 28 hour hires.  We are not seeing more full time jobs.

      Stupid question hour starts now and ends in five minutes.

      by DrillSgtK on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:39:28 AM PDT

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      •  It hasn't even begun yet (0+ / 0-)

        Staffing is a function of several different components, the business plan, the feasibility analysis, the marketing analysis, the catchment, the space plan, identifying the funding and efficiency.

        Both part time workers and overtime workers are less efficient, more difficult to schedule, less reliable, somewhat undependable. A good business plan anticipates keeping employees as fully employed as possible through cycles of growth because it reduces unknowns and unknowns are seen as risk.

        If the marketing analysis shows that the catchment is not being fully appreciated there is risk in that as well due to providing an available niche for the company's competition to expand into.

        The catchment grows like the economy in response to population pressures; the ability to take full advantage of it is constrained both by the feasibility analysis and the space plan as well as the results of identifying potential funding and efficiency.

        No corporate entity can afford to view its employees as anything other than its most important asset, its means of production and in effect the difference between its profit and loss. Investing in good employees, happy in their jobs, healthy people that don't have financial difficulties causing them stress are the equivalent of obtaining a corner on the market.

        People potentially funding the operation are going to take the strength of a corporations human resources into account the same as they would its infrastructure, location, equipment, efficiency and business plan.

        Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

        by rktect on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 06:15:53 AM PDT

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