Ozarks Community Hospital laying off up to 60

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Ozarks Community Hospital says it will lay off up to 60 of its employees in the Springfield area.

CEO Paul Taylor said in a letter dated Wednesday that the layoffs will occur during the next 60 days. The hospital has about 800 employees, with 500 working in the Springfield area.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1iBgyek) Taylor blamed the layoffs on the Missouri Legislature’s failure to expand Medicaid in the state.

Taylor says even if the state eventually expands Medicaid, hospitals are unlikely to recapture the ground they are losing because of what he called political posturing.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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One Response to Ozarks Community Hospital laying off up to 60

  1. Vaughn Hart Reply

    June 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I find this just a bunch of horse hockey. Why should I believe the federal government in being truthful about continuing its level of co-funding of Medicaid expansion. The federal government seems to be lying–or at least not being totally truthful about many of today’s scandals, so why should I believe they would be truthful about future payments to Missouri or any state. I feel sorry for anyone who lost their job. Relying on a top-down economic approach from “Uncle Sugar” is simply not good business as evidenced from the failed stimulus program a few years ago.

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