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Under ACA, increased coverage paired with more jobs

The more a state's insured rate has increased since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the more health care jobs that have been added in the state. That's the pattern we found when we compared the data on the growth of health care jobs with the health insurance gains in each state.

Note: Health care employment figures are taken from the Census Bureau's County Business Patterns dataset and include employed persons under the "Health care and social assistance" NAICS classification. Data: Census Bureau; Graphic: Chris Canipe / Axios

Why this matters: The House health care plan, which the Senate is currently editing, would cause an estimated 23 million people to lose insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office. If that's true — and Republicans dispute the estimate — it stands to reason that this could lead to a slowdown in one of the fastest-growing job markets.