This is the ratio of health care jobs to all jobs. As you can see, in 2013 it's been falling.
This sort of thing is the concrete manifestation of a bending health care cost curve. It happened in the late-1990s as well when HMOs were containing health care spending. The difference was that back then overall employment was booming, so it only took a minor kind of restraint in health care job growth to push the ratio down. So far 2013 has been a year of growth, but far from a boom year. Nonetheless, the non-health economy is adding workers faster than the health economy is even while the population ages.
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