Will Spending Cuts Undo Health Industry’s Job Market Impact?The New York Times: Cuts In Health Care May Undermine Role In Labor Market
Even during months of stubborn unemployment, the health care industry has provided a solid underpinning, reliably adding jobs in an otherwise dismal environment. While few experts can predict how the stock market's gyrations and government cutbacks this month will affect the health industry, several health industry analysts warn that the sector is showing signs of economic sluggishness that has long kept other business sectors beleaguered (Abelson and Thomas, 8/17). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.