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January 2021 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 20, 2021 | Economic Indicators

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.

Tracking Virginia’s Health Care Sector Through 2019

January 13, 2021 | Report

Economic Impacts of Health Disparities in Texas 2020—an Update in the Time of COVID-19

January 12, 2021 | Report

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.

Health Sector Job Recovery Remains Slower Among Women

January 06, 2021 | Research Brief

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.

December 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 15, 2020 | Economic Indicators

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.

Lessons for Using Community-Engaged Research to Improve Health Policy Decisions

December 04, 2020 | Report

In this report, Altarum along with our partner Public Agenda explore community-engaged research and how it can help marginalized members of a community have a voice in health policy decisions.

November 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 18, 2020 | Economic Indicators

National health spending recovers to 1.0% higher than September 2019 level, health care price growth has it's slowest year over year growth rate of the past seven months, and jobs are still 3.6% below pre-COVID-19 level.

Sine Qua Non: A Healthy Nation Requires Real Budget Constraints in All Government Health Programs

October 28, 2020 | Report

In this study prepared by Altarum, C. Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute explains that every government health program should operate under the same budget constraint that applies to other government programs.