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Hospital Layoffs, Though Worst in a Decade, Are Nowhere Near Peaking

Hospitals are expected to have their worst economy-related layoffs in a decade this year. While that’s unfortunate for those who have lost their positions, job losses in healthcare remain minimal compared to the number employed in the industry. And the sad truth is that the healthcare workforce will have to shrink far more before health cost growth falls in line with inflation.

Yet healthcare reform leaders have not even begun the discussion about that inevitable transition.