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Confidentiality: Opportunities and Barriers for Family Planning

February 08, 2017 | Report

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.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2017

January 26, 2017 | Trend Reports

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.

Right Place, Right Time

January 17, 2017 | Report

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.

January 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 13, 2017 | Economic Indicators

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.

December 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 13, 2016 | Economic Indicators

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).

November 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 11, 2016 | Economic Indicators

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.

October 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 14, 2016 | Economic Indicators

At a $3.40 trillion annual rate, national health spending in August 2016 was 5.5% higher than health spending in August 2015.

Sustainable U.S. Health Spending in the Next Administration

October 14, 2016 | Transcript

Monograph of Altarum's 6th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2016 in Washington DC.