Four months ago, I wrote that the health care sector added jobs despite the overwhelming job losses in the rest of the economy. Looks like the health care sector has not been fully insulated against the economic woes:
” Six out of ten hospitals nationally are seeing a greater proportion of patients without insurance coming through their emergency departments, according to a new survey from the American Hospital Association (AHA). At the same time, nearly half of hospitals reported they have cut staff. Recent employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that hospital employment is no longer growing and that the number of mass layoffs for hospitals reported in February was more than double what it was a year ago.”
You can view the results of the AHA survey here.