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More healthcare job gains in November, but is that a good thing?
Modern Healthcare

The healthcare industry created 23,800 jobs in November, another month of solid job growth. But the sustained hiring blitz of 2015 raises questions about whether healthcare is doing enough to become more efficient and lower costs.

This week, government health actuaries said national health expenses rose 5.3% in 2014, the highest level since before President Barack Obama took office. But the higher growth rate was expected because more people obtained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act—through the exchanges or Medicaid expansion—and therefore used more healthcare services.

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