“There are several drivers of the health-care jobs boom. The first is something so obvious that it might actually be underrated, since it is rarely a proper news story in its own right: Americans, as a group, are getting older.” Derek Thompson: Health Care Just Became the U.S.’s Largest Employer. “This moment was inevitable. It just wasn’t supposed to happen so soon.”

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