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Spending and price growth among the privately-insured population accelerated in 2017 and early 2018 relative to Medicare and Medicaid, despite very low growth in private insurance enrollment.
A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines how "non-retail" spending is allocated across national health account services categories.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q1 2018 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.
While earlier data suggested a recent acceleration, with revised data, we estimate spending growth of 4.7% for the first four months of 2018, barely above the 4.6% rate seen for all of 2017.
In April 2018, the health care sector added 24,400 new jobs, consistent with the 12-month average of 25,500 new jobs per month, but enough to propel the health share of total U.S. jobs to 10.76%, a new all-time high.
Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.
In March 2018, the Health Care Price Index rose by 2.2% compared to the previous year, fractionally higher than in February, and the highest rate since January 2012.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q4 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.