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Analysis: America Overly Depends on Healthcare Jobs

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by Tamara Rosin

The healthcare industry has been a boon to the U.S. economy, employing one in nine people. President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to add millions more jobs, but his ability to do so may directly conflict with his other campaign vow to repeal the ACA, according to an op-ed in The New York Times.

“[T]he country has grown increasingly dependent on the health sector to power the economy, and it will be a tough habit to break,” wrote Chad Terhune, a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News and California Healthline. “Thirty-five percent of the nation’s job growth has come from healthcare since the recession hit in late 2007, the single biggest sector for job creation.”

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