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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:36 PM

The Scooter Store cuts 150 jobs

The Scooter Store today announced another round of layoffs.

The New Braunfels-based provider of scooters and power chairs said it has eliminated about 150 jobs at its headquarters and distribution centers around the country.

“While we regret having to take this action, we believe this restructuring will help the company operate more efficiently so that we can be confident in our future,” The Scooter Store CEO Martin Landon said in a statement.

The latest reductions follow the termination of 220 employees in September. Those cuts represented less than 10 percent of The Scooter Store's workforce, which was reduced to about 2,100 at the time, with about 1,400 employed at the company's New Braunfels headquarters.

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/The-Scooter-Store-cuts-150-jobs-4263116.php .

The Scooter Store blames the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the job losses. Of course they neglect to mention their role in fraudulently billing the government for their equipment when CMS stated that more than 80 percent of power wheelchair claims did not meet Medicare's coverage requirements.

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aristocles Feb 2013 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:39 PM

1. Yep...

There are more sitting in garages, collecting dust, than are actually being used.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:41 PM

2. Exactly their cash cow got called....

I see many used at flea markets and car shows because they stopped allowing people to bike, ride scooters, etc. unless they were handcapped.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:01 PM

5. As soon as they nip one in the bud,

another scam comes into play. There is a "portable" oxygen concentrator that wasn't covered by Medicare when it first came out. In 2007 my late honey purchased his for $5K...it was a luxury, not a necessity. He had a concentrator for home use and very portable liquid oxygen canisters (HeliOS) that he refilled from a large tank that was delivered on a regular basis. Today that $5K portable concentrator is covered by Medicare.... Now here's the thing, the expensive concentrator was good for long trips in the car or air travel, but not for day-to-day getting out and about and we managed quite well without it. (That's why I call it a luxury). I don't begrudge people what they need, but the waste and abuse within Medicare is truly appalling. I'll tell you something I would end immediately, if it were up to me...the automatic home delivery of medications to any who are not bedridden or unable to drive. I brought 5 large shopping bags of medication to his pulmonologist when he passed away. He could never be bothered to tell them that his meds had changed...and I didn't have the authority to change the delivery.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:48 PM

3. Their business is a shameful scam...

 

... on both their customers and the government.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:52 PM

4. for years, their commercials have bragged about having zero cost to customers

 

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