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The U.S. health sector is continuing to regain jobs, but at a slower pace than in May and June. Adding 125,000 jobs in July, the health sector regained more than 780,000 jobs, or about half of the 1.58 million jobs lost in March and April.
With yesterday’s release of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of 2020, dire economic anxieties were confirmed as we saw the worst reading in the series’ history (which goes back to 1947): a drop of 32.9% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate.
According to today’s jobs report, health care added 358,000 jobs in June 2020. Combined with the 315,000 jobs added in May, the health sector has regained 43% of the 1.6 million jobs lost in March and April.
Racial disparities and inequities in life outcomes have remained wide and persistent despite many years of supportive rhetoric from well-meaning politicians, corporate leaders, and thought leaders. Action is needed now, but what are the solutions?
Meeting the complex needs of rural, perinatal women with SUDs and their children requires a multi-pronged approach.
Data released this morning on May Personal Income and Outlays show a rebound in health spending in total and across all categories except for nursing home care. Using our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework, we provide an update on health spending and discuss what may lie ahead given the late June resurgence of Covid-19 in the US.
A new study from Altarum suggests the CenteringPregnancy model of care may help improve access to care among expectant mothers.
Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum, co-directors of Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare, share five federal policies that should be enacted to ensure nursing home residents receive adequate protection from the novel coronavirus and future pandemics.