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September 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 17, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Projections of the Non-Retail Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures

September 11, 2020 | Report

This report provides an estimate of the non-retail component of drug spending in 2018.

Strategies to Advance Insulin Affordability in the United States

September 10, 2020 | Report

US insulin prices are the highest in the world and unaffordable for millions of American. Our policy roadmap shows how to address this problem.

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.

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.

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.