Why there are more health care jobs

It certainly was good news to read that Long Island’s job market showed solid gains [“LI job market’s big gain,” News, March 10].

It comes as no surprise that the health-services sector was one of two that showed the greatest gains. It was duly noted that health care’s employment surge here and nationwide reflects an aging and expanding population.

It was not noted, however, that more people are able to take advantage of services because they have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This is the trickle-down effect.

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I imagine that the health-services sector would have shrunk under the proposed health care bill if it had passed, as fewer people would be covered, and Medicaid would be sharply cut back. This, too, is the trickle-down effect.

Jeanne Edwards, Bay Shore