Health care system growth slowed to an annual rate of 0.3% in 2017, a sharp decline from the previous two years, according to a report released Tuesday.
In contrast, the health care sector added more than 3.2 million jobs during the same period.
The report comes as the economy and the health sector are in flux.
The economy has slowed, and health systems have been struggling to attract new patients and pay their bills.
Many hospitals and clinics have shuttered or have been forced to raise wages.
But the report said the trend has reversed since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, when health systems were more dependent on private health insurance.
That law has also reduced the number of people on Medicaid and expanded insurance to cover more people.
Overall, the U.”s.
health care system grew by 2.3%, or 0.1%, in 2017.
This year’s report from the American Health Care Association shows that the nation is projected to have about $2.3 trillion in health care debt, or about a third of gross domestic product, in 2027, according the analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
It said health care systems in some states, including those in the South and Midwest, have not recovered from the recession.
Some are struggling to recover and are struggling with rising costs, such as in Texas, where some clinics have been unable to stay open.
The South Carolina Health Department said it has received about $1.8 billion in federal funding for the next fiscal year.
The state is expected to use nearly $400 million in it to help its largest hospitals and health care providers.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group, said that while some clinics and hospitals were shuttered in 2016, others have continued operating.
The center cited the closures of several health care facilities in the state.
The group has also filed lawsuits to force the closure of some clinics in Tennessee, Louisiana and Missouri.
In Alabama, where several clinics closed this year, Gov.
Robert Bentley ordered the closure on Jan. 1, 2017.
A state official said that Alabama Health Services, the state health care agency, will close two clinics in the Jackson, Ala., area, citing the recession that was hitting Alabama.
Bentley’s order was not immediately released.
It is unclear what caused the closures, but some of the clinics have reopened since then.
In 2016, the federal government paid $4.3 billion to help the states that closed clinics.
In addition to Alabama, several other states have filed lawsuits.
Some of the states are in Texas and Florida.
In Texas, the Legislature approved a $1 billion bond that was due to be repaid on March 9, but the money did not arrive until Sept. 1.
The bill was paid off by then, but a judge on Sept. 18 ordered that money not be used until Sept, 30.
The Legislature passed a law this year that requires all health care centers to close on Sundays.
It also requires clinics and doctors to provide health insurance to all patients regardless of whether they qualify for Medicaid or private health plans.
Texas Health Resources and Services Commission Chairman Paul Sperry said that the commission’s goal is to ensure that the state’s health care agencies can maintain a level playing field for patients and providers.
Sperri said the law does not apply to hospitals and doctors, who are covered under the federal health care law.
Sporri said that if clinics and physicians are forced to close because of a budget crisis, they should be able to operate, just like any other facility.