How healthcare quietly powers the U.S. economy

Michael Dowling

What have hospitals done for us lately? Actually, quite a lot.

There is enormous job growth happening in the health care sector. It added 346,000 new jobs in 2018, outpacing every other sector.

Hospitals economically sustain large communities not only through medical care but through ancillary industries such as construction, laundry, maintenance and food service jobs.

Hospitals are a silent but mighty economic engine. Closing down hospitals rather than revitalizing where possible can deprive struggling communities even further.

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