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Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs: Oct 2018

October 16, 2018 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

Health Sector Trend Report, September 2018

October 05, 2018 | Health Sector Trend Report

This quarterly report examines current trends in US health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Family Planning Confidential: A Qualitative Research Study on the Implications of the ACA

September 27, 2018 | Online Article

Despite additional revenue sources that have emerged since the passage of the ACA, Title X funding may remain critical for clients who need safe, affordable, and confidential care.

September 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 14, 2018 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

This month's Health Sector Economic Indicator Briefs show modest growth in national health care spending and annual health care prices.

August 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 08, 2018 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

Altarum's current estimate of annualized national health spending for the first five months of 2018 is 0.67 percent higher than previously estimated, at $3.61 trillion, and hospital care spending is now 2.04 percent higher, year to date (as of May)...

Sustainable Health Spending: Serious Issues—Sound Policy Solutions

July 26, 2018 | Multimedia

Video recording of Altarum's 8th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Growth in Spending on Privately Insured Drives Most of U.S. Health Spending Growth in 2017 and Early 2018

July 18, 2018 | Research Brief

Spending and price growth among the privately-insured population accelerated in 2017 and early 2018 relative to Medicare and Medicaid, despite very low growth in private insurance enrollment.

July 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 18, 2018 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

In May 2018, national health spending was 4.4% higher than it was in May 2017 at $3.62 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate).