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Obamacare Forcing Companies to Plan Massive Layoffs as Law Becomes Reality

It's almost if nobody predicted it!: once Obamacare was implemented, companies would lay off thousands of employees.  But no, the White House and the elite media said that this was a lie pushed by conservatives.  As it turns out, raising taxes and costs on businesses actually does result in employee termination because companies can't afford the astronomical costs.  And that's exactly what's happening now that Barack Hussein Obama has been elected to a second destructive term in office.

Under Obamacare, it's Mourning in America and Freedom Works has compiled a list of companies laying off employees as a direct result of Obamacare and its massive impact on their business.  And yes, this is the direct result of every single American that voted Barack Hussein Obama back into office.

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.

Dana Holding Corp.

As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses". After laying off several white collar staffers,company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.


One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.

Boston Scientific

In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could "lead to significant job losses" for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.


In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.


short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:

Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs

Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs

Covidien - 595 layoffs

Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs

St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs

Hill Rom - 200 layoffs

Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law - a shift from full-time to part-time workers.

Obamacare is the beginning of the end of America.  That is not a platitude; it's reality.  Listed above are large companies.  What's not mentioned are the millions of small businesses that cannot afford to pay their bills because of the horrendous ecomony and are now either laying off employees or closing their doors because the costs of Obamacare are too high.  But hey, to liberals, it's an easy way to increase reliance on the federal government and grow the nanny state.  To them, the ends justify the means.

In the end, everyone gets royally fucked.

Darrell Lect is a contributing editor for Habledash.

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