NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Health Jobs Grow Over Two Thirds Faster Than Other Jobs

April 11, 2016

Health jobs grew more than two thirds faster than non-health jobs in March. There is kind of a "pushmi-pullyu" element to the significant increase in health services jobs under Obamacare, according to NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham. On one hand, it is unlikely we will bend the curve of health spending as long as we keep adding relatively unproductive health services jobs. On the other hand, it is good to see those jobs moving out of hospitals and nursing homes, and into less expensive ambulatory settings.


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