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August 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 14, 2020 | Economic Indicators

This month's analysis shows that national health spending continued to rebound in June, and health care regained half of jobs lost in spring, although the pace of recovery has slowed.

Create Your Own Caregiver Corps: A Toolkit from Livingston County Catholic Charities

August 06, 2020 | Report

The Caregiver Corps Toolkit provides guidance on how to assist recipients who are seeking to maintain their health (social, mental, and physical) and independence while aging in place with their families.

July 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 17, 2020 | Economic Indicators

This month’s Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs show a rebound in health care spending and jobs, and varied price effects from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Program to Improve Eldercare—Issue Briefs

July 08, 2020 | Fact Sheet

This collection of issue briefs examine the impact of various social determinants of health (housing, transportation, workforce and more) on long-term services and supports for the elderly—and offers strategies to address them.

June 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 12, 2020 | Economic Indicators

​These monthly briefs analyze the most recent data available on health sector employment, spending, prices, and utilization—helping to fill gaps in the official government data.

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals Much Higher Prices in Indiana than in Michigan: Explanations and Implications

May 14, 2020 | Report

This report finds that the key differences in price are due to the governance of the dominant insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

April 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 16, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending deceleration continues; Covid-19 impact is still to come. This report covers February 2020 data, before main Covid-19 effects. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for April.

March 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 13, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending growth declines for the first time in 6 months. January 2020 cooling after acceleration at the end of 2019. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for March.