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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:27 AM

Employee Forums Begin as OVMC And EORH Announce Closure

WHEELING, W.V. — A series of employee forums began today concerning the impending closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry.

President and CEO Daniel C. Dunmyer announced Wednesday that the two facilities will close in two to three months. He cited a $37 million loss over two years and the inability to secure a strategic partner as reasons for beginning the closure process.

Employees at OVMC and EORH learned Wednesday that the hospitals will close in 60-90 days. The closures will put about 1,200 employees out of jobs.

Forums in OVMC’s amphitheater began at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, with additional sessions scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The sessions were closed to the public and media.

Read more: http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2019/08/ovmc-and-eorh-to-close-ceo-cites-37m-loss/

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irisblue Aug 2019 #1

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:59 AM

1. A few points

-WVa took O-care $ for expansion

-Their rep AG is part of the lawsuit trying to shut down O-Care.

-This will have a huge ripple in the area

- Delievery of Health Care is a profit making business.

Snip-"West Virginia is one of 37 states to expand Medicaid. The state Department of Health and Human Resources tweeted Monday that 155,587 people are enrolled in coverage that is part of West Virginia’s Medicaid expansion.

In addition, the state’s uninsured rate has fallen since “Obamacare” went into effect, decreasing from 14% in 2013 to 5.3% in 2016. The rate did increase to 6.1% in 2017.

The Kaiser Family Foundation previously reported premiums in West Virginia have more than doubled between 2014 and 2019."

Snip-"December verdict against the law. A coalition of Republican-led states, which includes West Virginia, put forward a lawsuit challenging “Obamacare.”

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