According to the folks over at statnews.com the recent growth in health care jobs is not all a positive sign of things to come. As they outline in this piece the more health care jobs that get created and filled, the more that increases overall health care costs that must be paid by insurance companies and consumers.
For the first time in U.S. history, health care is the country’s largest employer1. Five of the 10 fastest-growing occupations over the next decade are in health care, and projections say the sector will soon create one-third of all new jobs. While this progress has been a celebration for many, unchecked job growth2 in health care has also been the primary driver of America’s skyrocketing health care prices, and hasn’t translated into better outcomes for patients. Capitol Hill policymakers, who could help remedy the situation, are more likely to tout the growth in health care jobs in their home states as an economic win than to ask the hard question of whether these jobs are good for the nation’s health. The steady growth in health care jobs isn’t all positive
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