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Health care added only 18,000 jobs in January 2017, the slowest monthly increase since January 2014, which marked the onset of the expanded coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Altarum and Urban conducted qualitative case studies in 10 states across the U.S. to assess the impact of health systems changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act on Title X-funded family planning health centers.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in January 2017.
This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.
Health care added a whopping 43,000 jobs in December, well above the 12-month average of 35,000 jobs, and bucking a 4-month trend of below-average growth.
National health spending in October 2016 grew at an annual rate of 5.5%, driven up by the hospital component (6.6% growth) and dampened by prescription drugs (3.5% growth).
Health care added 30,500 jobs in October, a bit less than the 12-month average of 34,600 jobs. By several metrics, health job growth peaked in mid-2015 and has been slowing gradually through 2016.
Monograph of Altarum's 6th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2016 in Washington DC.