Our research is used by government agencies, foundations, and others to advance better health policies and programs.
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.
79% of health care jobs held by men have returned compared to only 62% for women, resulting in 530,000 fewer women employed in health care through October.
National health spending continues its slow recovery, hospitals and nursing home care continue to lead the overall change in health care prices, and 2/3 of health care jobs lost have been regained, but remain at 500K below their pre-COVID-19 level.