The reality is, progressively fewer hospitals aren’t a part of a large hospital system, and fewer insurers are offering products across the U.S. Among other things, these developments have resulted in much higher hospital prices in comparison with any other country.
Medicaid enrollment is up across the country, including North Carolina, which means costs are up, too. States don't have the flexibility to borrow and print money as the federal government does, so planning for the future is especially important when facing economic uncertainty.
COVID-19 revealed severe issues in the U.S. health care system, including the distribution of health care professionals and the restrictions we put on those professionals. The report calls for a massive overhaul of how states educate and credential health care professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, millions lost their jobs due to government-mandated shutdowns and plummeting demand for certain goods and services. Tragically, this massive job…