Jessica Wenz

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Big things are happening in the medical sector. It's one year later and the Obama Administration continues to forge ahead with its controversial healthcare overhaul. Even at press time, opposition is about to come to a head with newly appointed Speaker of the House John Boehner planning to propose a vote to repeal the law known as ObamaCare. Whatever the outcome, change is inevitable in this fast-paced industry. But that's what makes it exciting—even in the print world.

Healthcare Reform is not only in the air, but it's been made into law in the United States.

At the end of every year, we expect retail merchants to slash prices. We don’t, however, expect employers to slash jobs in record-breaking numbers. Unfortunately, the recession has ushered in layoffs totaling 2.59 million—with even more expected to follow in the coming months. But, as the majority of industries reduced payrolls effective January 1, the healthcare market managed to escape such a fate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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