Andy Levin Statement on Lay-Offs at Beaumont Health
Congressman Andy Levin today released the following statement after Beaumont Health, which operates a hospital in Michigan’s 9th District, announced that it would temporarily lay off 2,475 employees and eliminate 450 positions due to financial strain caused by the COVID-19 crisis:
“This shouldn’t be happening. Health care systems nationwide are buckling under the enormous weight of the COVID-19 emergency, and they need direct, immediate assistance from the federal government to continue saving lives. Now, a hospital in my district is facing staff cuts and nearly 3,000 Beaumont workers are thrust into financial insecurity.
“My heart goes out to all workers whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. We must do everything we can to support health care and frontline workers, many of whom now face unemployment through no fault of their own.
“I will continue fighting for needed federal support for hospitals and frontline workers. At the same time, my office stands ready to support those who have been affected by layoffs as they navigate assistance programs.”