Our Costly Addiction to Health Care Jobs

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The health care industry has been a great friend to the United States economy. Its plentiful jobs helped lift the country out of the Great Recession, and thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, it now employs one in nine Americans — up from one in 12 in 2000.

As President Trump seeks to fulfill his campaign pledge to create millions more jobs, the industry would seem a promising place to turn. But the billionaire businessman also campaigned to repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs — a potentially serious job killer. With Mr. Trump renewing his push to replace Obamacare, he faces a dilemma.

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