While COVID-19 's ongoing spread certainly highlights the US health system 's shortcomings, a report from Kaiser Health News and Associated Press has charted its decline over the past 10 years. It found that since 2010 state spending on local health departments has dropped 16 percent per capita, while spending on local health departments has decreased 18 percent in the same time span.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, which left a skeletal workforce in what was once considered one of the world's leading public health systems, roughly 38,000 state and public health jobs have been lost. The situation is expected only to deteriorate with county budget cuts Possibly because of the recession.
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The following infographic provides an summary of the situation based on the report's details, although no information for California was available. The study also highlighted changes in state spending per person over the past decade, with South Carolina spending falling 55 per cent from 2010 through 2018. The second and third highest declines were 33 and 32 per cent respectively in Nevada and Kentucky.
infographic by: www.statista.com