In Areas Where Hospitals Are ‘Economic Anchors,’ Repeal Threatens More Than Just Health Care Coverage
Across the country, the health care industry has become a ceaseless job producer. But especially in rural areas where the options are more limited, changing the Affordable Care Act could disrupt already fragile economies.
The New York Times:
Deep In Trump Country, A Big Stake In Health Care
Marjorie Swanson was the first in the family to get a job at Baxter Regional Medical Center after moving to this rural Ozark town from Chicago’s South Side in 1995. A year later, her husband was hired by the maintenance department. Six months ago, their daughter snagged a job as a pharmacy technician and shares the night shift with her fiancé, who works in housekeeping. Their son started in 2013 as a biomedical technician, repairing medical equipment. He was introduced to his wife by two nurses there: one who is now his mother-in-law and Beverly Green, an aunt through marriage. (Cohen, 10/16)