Our research is used by government agencies, foundations, and others to advance better health policies and programs.
National health spending rebound slows to pre-pandemic growth rates, economywide price growth outpaces the health care sector in April, and Health employment down slightly in April, driven by hospitals and nursing homes.
This report offers recommendations to fortify the direct care workforce, which is challenged by low and stagnant wages despite robust demand and job growth.
National health spending recovery shows signs of stalling, health care services price growth outpaces products for December, and Health care ends 2020 with a smaller workforce, down 2.6% from a year ago.
Disparities in health impose a substantial human cost and a significant economic burden. Our report puts numbers around that economic burden for the state of Texas.