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US Health Care Workers Are Reporting Their Salaries Being Cut Due To Coronavirus
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US Health Care Workers Are Reporting Their Salaries Being Cut Due To Coronavirus

In pictures, front-line medical workers are rendered anonymous by masks, gloves, and medical suits. Just like superheroes. But contrary to their animated peers, they have no special powers. It’s easy to forget that saving lives, in the end, is just a job. And there’s a private life left behind all the coronavirus chaos.

As if it wasn’t hard enough already for ER personnel, one for-profit health company, reportedly, decided to cut down salaries. Cameron Beach, a concerned daughter from Illinois, shared the hopeless situation her ER doctor dad found himself in. Her tweet soon went viral with 55.8K retweets and 219.9K likes, and many joined the heated discussion. Some people even said the same thing had happened to them. Let’s dive into the thread down below.

Daughter Cameron tweeted about a hospital cutting down her dad’s salary, and it went viral

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Twitter user Keith said that the reason for cutting the pay is illogical at this point

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Mike said his front-line medical worker daughter is also facing a pay cut

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And Bailey couldn’t make any sense out of it

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Business Insider reports that most ER providers in the US work for staffing companies that have contracts with various hospitals. Amid the coronavirus crisis, hospitals have no choice but to postpone elective procedures and non-coronavirus patients tend to avoid the ER altogether. As a result, these companies are now losing revenue and looking for other ways to tighten the belts. Unfortunately, it may include benefits, paid time off, and salary cuts for medical workers.

But Scott Hickey, the president of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, warned that “these actions are unacceptable and unnecessary.” In a statement, he urged medical staffing groups to keep workers employed with federal support, as well as payroll relief and paycheck protection through the CARES Act. “We cannot afford to jeopardize the health of our patients by having understaffed emergency departments.”

Others claimed it’s the flawed American health care system which is to blame

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And this is what people had to say

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Tell me how much a socialist healthcare system is wrong. Then read these statements again.The USA has a broken healthcare system, a broken economy and a broken government. The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing to light all of the flaws of our society. What good is freedom when your basic right, the freedom to live, comes under threat everyday by greedy narcissistic and uneducated people bent on their own well-being instead of those they were hired to protect.

kurisutofu
Community Member
2 years ago

The sad thing is that you will all wait until there are a lot of dead people before doing anything to change the way things work. Where were the demonstrations and demands of reform when Al Gore was passed over by Bush? Then it happened again with Hillary and the Orange. Where were the actions to change the way votes are counted or the issue with the electoral college system? Something needs to change or this will keep happening.

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mntncrone
Community Member
2 years ago

This is what happens when hospitals, and all aspects of healthcare, are privatized. They are businesses looking at their profit margins, not the welfare of those they serve.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! Are you FUCKING kidding me? This is beyond reprehensible. These big CEO's need to be held accountable. My husband works at a hospital. Their CEO got a $6 million raise last year! That doesn't even include his "bonus". This system needs to be taken down.

Leah Helbig
Community Member
2 years ago

Totally agree everyone at my hospital is taking a pay cut/reduction in hours for the same reasons. In fact some staff has been laid off but the salary adminastration still works and gets paid the same total BS

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Tell me how much a socialist healthcare system is wrong. Then read these statements again.The USA has a broken healthcare system, a broken economy and a broken government. The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing to light all of the flaws of our society. What good is freedom when your basic right, the freedom to live, comes under threat everyday by greedy narcissistic and uneducated people bent on their own well-being instead of those they were hired to protect.

kurisutofu
Community Member
2 years ago

The sad thing is that you will all wait until there are a lot of dead people before doing anything to change the way things work. Where were the demonstrations and demands of reform when Al Gore was passed over by Bush? Then it happened again with Hillary and the Orange. Where were the actions to change the way votes are counted or the issue with the electoral college system? Something needs to change or this will keep happening.

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mntncrone
Community Member
2 years ago

This is what happens when hospitals, and all aspects of healthcare, are privatized. They are businesses looking at their profit margins, not the welfare of those they serve.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! Are you FUCKING kidding me? This is beyond reprehensible. These big CEO's need to be held accountable. My husband works at a hospital. Their CEO got a $6 million raise last year! That doesn't even include his "bonus". This system needs to be taken down.

Leah Helbig
Community Member
2 years ago

Totally agree everyone at my hospital is taking a pay cut/reduction in hours for the same reasons. In fact some staff has been laid off but the salary adminastration still works and gets paid the same total BS

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