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Repeal of Obamacare seen hurting US job engine

Healthcare makes up almost one-fifth of GDP and is poised to leapfrog retailing and leisure and hospitality as the second-largest source of overall employment

The US healthcare sector accounts for one in eight private-sector jobs which could be threatened if the Affordable Care Act were repealed.

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FROM Akron to Youngstown and Canton to Cleveland, as in cities and towns across the US, workers who once walked out of factories at the end of each shift now stream out of hospitals.

While manufacturing employment has fallen nearly 40 per cent in northeastern Ohio since...

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