10:45am

Tue September 13, 2011
Business

Oh The Jobs (Debt?) You'll Create!

Oh The Jobs (Debt?) You'll Create! from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Hobbs is a fictional city whose mayor has a very real problem: How will he implement his scheme to bring in good clean health care jobs when every other American city is trying to do the same? How far will he go to nab those fabled 'medical tourists?' And what will this medical arms race do to our insurance premiums and taxes?

At the crossroads of our big debate about job growth and our big debate about healthcare debt, the public radio show Marketplace brings this animated short inspired by Dr Suess and composed by senior health care reporter Gregory Warner. Learn how local politicians seeking job growth may encourage hospital over-expansion, driving up our insurance premiums and taxes and even creating a health care jobs bubble.

Learn more at www.marketplace.org
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