Low Health Job Growth Accompanies Low Health Spending IncreaseThe health care industry across the United States lost 400 jobs in January, and revised data for December showed a scant gain of 2,400 jobs, according to data gathered by the Ann Arbor-bsaed Altarum Institute's Cetner for Sustainable Health Spending. Health spending and price increases continued at a low level as well.
Health Care Price Increases Stay At Historic Lows, Health Job Growth DeclinesNational health care price increases and spending increases remain near historic lows, according to the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute.
Health Share of Economy DropsThe Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reports that health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 over July 2012, up from the May growth rate of 1 percent -- which was the lowest Altarum has ever recorded.
August Health Spending Grows by Only 3.8 Percent But Hospital Prices JumpNational health expenditures in August 2012 grew by 3.8 percent relative to August 2011, equal to the July rate, and representing the fourth consecutive month of growth below 4 percent. The 2012 average rate of growth in spending at 4.1 percent is down sharply from the estimated 2011 average of 5.2 percent and helps alleviate fears of a new acceleration in overall health spending.
2012 Likely to Be Fourth Straight Year of Low Growth in Health SpendingHealth care spending grew by just 3.9 percent in April 2012 relative to April 2011, down slightly from the 4.0 percent growth rate observed in March 2012, according to Ann Arbor's Altarum.
State To Host Virtual Career Fair for Health Care Talent The state of Michigan will host a live virtual career fair on Thursday, May 10 to connect top health care talent and Michigan employers with jobs to fill.