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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.
Health care jobs have begun to return, starting with the outpatient settings that were most impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown.
May 2020 data, including April Personal Income and Outlays released the morning of May 29, paint perhaps the strangest U.S. health sector picture ever: plummeting health care spending and employment with (weighted) prices spiking. In this analysis, we use our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework to analyze health spending and selected components, and provide updates on labor and price trends.