According to a story by the Star Telegram Dallas-Fort Worth's job losses grow as Texas Health Resources lays off 49 healthcare workers throughout Texas. Texas Health Resources, which operates 13 hospitals and employs more than 18,000 people, says the layoffs were caused by a drop in the number of people seeking medical care because of the economic recession. According to Texas Health Resources, people are delaying non-urgent medical tests and elective surgeries because of rising health insurance premiums and deductibles that often surpass most consumers' ability to pay. Texas Health resources also reports stagnant growth this year for the company. According to Texas Health Resources media relations, the nonprofit company is serving the same number of people as they served in 2007.