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Will obamacare or new health care law create more jobs for Pharmacists in coming years?? What do you think?? As 2014 has come, did we see any change?
 

trailerpark

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If the government is involved just expect to do more work with less help and less wages and be happy you have a job.
 

WVUPharm2007

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The only thing that drives jobs is demand. Corporate entities will always cut jobs as much as possible, Obamacare or not. If Obamacare creates more demand and there is more of a need for pharmacists, then there will be more jobs. Its pretty simple. I would assume it would create more jobs, but time will tell.
 

WVUPharm2007

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If the government is involved just expect to do more work with less help and less wages and be happy you have a job.
The gov't isn't really involved in anything. The gov't is just forcing everyone to buy private insurance. Hell, they even made a public option illegal. It's not like we are implementing a French style system where the government runs everything...or even a Canadian style system where the gov't PAYS for everything and there are private practitioners. Its pretty much the same old same old in the US. Private payers, private practitioners...its just that everyone has a health plan by force.

That anyone is stupid enough to think this is "government" or "socialized" healthcare is, frankly, embarrassing.
 
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BMBiology

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For now retails have not expanded while hospitals have been cutting back or having a hiring freeze.

Obamacare is not about expanding healthcare. It is about cuts and doing more with less.
 
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The people that needed the legislation to allow them to buy the insurance either will have trouble paying for it or will never remember to pay for it. This whole mess will shrink down to nothing more than a bad memory 5 years from now.
The whole intention was to saturate the medical profession with workers to decrease the most expensive part of health care delivery, that is the health providers salaries. Only 2 ways to increase revenue to healthcare. Increase membership or decrease the greatest healthcare expenditure, which = salaries.
Poor people have many more important things to worry about than insurance premiums.
The economy tanked and people need 'guaranteed' salary jobs, healthcare.
Reducing healthcare workers salaries, through saturation, will return profitability to healthcare. While the whole covered care act will appear to offer healthcare to everyone. Win Win.
 

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Jobs and salaries will not increase if there is no funding for them. Just look at the hospitals that have cut staff to compensate for the projected shortfall in reimbursements. More demand for healthcare workers doesn't necessarily lead to more hiring; it can also mean longer wait times and decreased quality of care.
 

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There can only be more demand if they can actually pay for the drugs. That money has to come from somewhere.

In the short term things might be ok, but I'll hold no breath waiting for our underclass to become self supporting. The middle class's money will be bled out to grow them and the whole point of this exercise is to develop a helot class

Like the old saying money doesn't grow on trees - well, except it does for banksters
 
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