More than 1,000 jobs have been lost in the US under President Donald Trump’s healthcare overhaul, according to a new report from the Labor Department.
The Trump administration has also cut more than 10,000 positions since taking office.
It’s a grim portrait of a healthcare system that has long struggled to keep up with the swelling demand for healthcare services.
“There’s a lot to like about the health care system,” said David Kocher, an economist at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
“The problem is that we don’t really have a lot more to show for it.
And the big question is, how do we find more of those jobs?”
Trump has promised to roll back the healthcare law.
But it hasn’t stopped the jobs losses.
The Labor Department estimates that the law’s impact has reduced the size of the US workforce by more than 20 million people, including those who were previously employed in health care.
The US economy is expected to grow by just under 2% this year.