Baby boomers, drugs pushing up federal healthcare spending

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 23, 2016

Federal spending for major healthcare programs are estimated to increase by $55 billion, or 6%, in 2016 after a technical adjustment for payment timing shifts, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

Editorial: Wage stagnation in healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 13, 2016

The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.

Healthcare industry adds flood of jobs in July

By Bob Herman  |  August 06, 2016

The healthcare industry added 43,200 jobs in July, the third-highest monthly total in the sector in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data Points: Healthcare jobs of the future

Data Points: Healthcare jobs of the future

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Federal projections suggest healthcare organizations will hire more than a million new nurses in the next decade, while lower-paying occupations such as home health aides will see the highest percentage growth.

Minn. nurses back to work after strike

By Associated Press  |  June 26, 2016

Thousands of nurses returned to work Sunday at five Allina Health hospitals in the Minneapolis area following a seven-day strike mainly over the cost of their health insurance.

1,300 Kaiser nurses begin four-day strike

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 23, 2016

Registered nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center began their four-day strike Thursday. The 1,300 unionized nurses claim the hospital inadequately staffs units, leading to unsafe conditions for patients.

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