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While earlier data suggested a recent acceleration, with revised data, we estimate spending growth of 4.7% for the first four months of 2018, barely above the 4.6% rate seen for all of 2017.
In April 2018, the health care sector added 24,400 new jobs, consistent with the 12-month average of 25,500 new jobs per month, but enough to propel the health share of total U.S. jobs to 10.76%, a new all-time high.
Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.
The US economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration, and employment, according to research by Altarum.
In March 2018, the Health Care Price Index rose by 2.2% compared to the previous year, fractionally higher than in February, and the highest rate since January 2012.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q4 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.
Altarum's latest Health Sector Economic Indicators provide a second look at spending for the entire 2017 calendar year and suggest that national health spending grew by 4.6% from its 2016 level.
Transcript from the "It Takes YOUR Community" symposium that convened on December 5, 2017.