The health-care industry added an additional 29,000 jobs in October, nearly the same amount it grew in September. In total, since the start of the recession, the industry has added 597,000 jobs.
When everything else falls apart, healthcare keeps growing. We get paid for sickness. When the economy suffers, people get physically and mentally sicker. Therefore, healthcare gets busier and more profitable.
A sustainable future healthcare system would profit off wellness, not sickness. And last I heard, the people in Washington were simply talking about more ways to pay for the same old tired “we profit off your sickness” type of care.