Med­i­cal-de­vice in­dus­try feel­ing the pinch

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the ar­ti­cle “Au­dit: Oba­macare med­i­cal-de­vice tax not meet­ing rev­enue tar­get” (ModernHealth­care.com, Aug. 19), as a per­son who has worked for more than one med­i­cal-de­vice man­u­fac­turer over the past 25 years, this ar­ti­cle is spot on. There is very lit­tle hir­ing in the in­dus­try. HR keeps jobs post­ings open so they can keep the bud­get dol­lars and not have to ap­ply for a new req­ui­si­tion.

Also, med­i­cal di­ag­nos­tics is suf­fer­ing im­mea­sur­ably, which is harm­ing pa­tient care as a re­sult of lab­o­ra­to­ries cut­ting cor­ners to save money.

The pur­pose of the Af­ford­able Care Act was to im­prove health­care, and it has done ev­ery­thing but that.

Pamela Lyon Grapevine, Texas

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