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Access to Care, Health, Improve under Medicaid Expansion

A Journal of Health Affairs study of states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act shows declining uninsured rates and annual out-of-pocket-costs, Fiercehealthcare reports. For example, in Kentucky, the uninsured rate dropped to 7.4 percent in 2016 and low-income consumers in Kentucky and Arkansas saw a $337 decline in annual costs, according to the article.

Pace of Healthcare Job Growth Continues to Slow

Healthcare job growth has slowed compared to the past two years, according to the monthly report from the Altarum Institute. There were 19,500 new healthcare jobs in April and the average for the first four months of this year is just under 20,000 jobs each month, “a considerable decrease from the 32,000 per month seen in 2015 and 2016,” according to the report.

The State of Hospital Employee Turnover

A “Leaders for Today” survey on hospital staff hiring and turnover shows a high rate of turnover in the industry. For example, 42.8 percent of respondents said they have worked with their current hospital for fewer than two years and 65.7 percent said it’s been fewer than five years.




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