Press Release Highlights a HCFO Study Examining the Economic Impact of Adverse Health Events on the Near Elderly

Publication Date: 
October 15, 2009

Findings from a HCFO study led by David Dranove, Ph.D., professor at Northwestern University, were highlighted in the October 15 Kellogg School of Management press release, “The Effects of Health on Wealth.” Dranove examined how insurance status affects personal wealth and earnings in the population nearing age 65 that have a heightened probability of adverse health events but have not yet qualified for Medicare.