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GDP growth is outpacing national health spending growth; health sector price growth falls below 2.0% amid economywide records; and health employment stands 25K below December 2020 halfway through 2021.
Altarum was contracted to conduct a qualitative evaluation focused on understanding the projects’ challenges, perceived successes, lessons learned and dynamics that affect federal food program coordination and participation.
National health spending growth reflects rebound from COVID-19, health care price growth remains stable amid economywide inflation, and health employment up modestly in May, returning to the December 2020 level
National health spending rebound slows to pre-pandemic growth rates, economywide price growth outpaces the health care sector in April, and Health employment down slightly in April, driven by hospitals and nursing homes.
National health spending rebound slows to pre-pandemic growth rates; economywide prices increase as health care price growth continues; and end of first quarter 2021 health employment down 44,000 from end of 2020.
This report offers recommendations to fortify the direct care workforce, which is challenged by low and stagnant wages despite robust demand and job growth.