Washington Post Quotes Former HCFO Researcher on Health Care Spending Slowdown

Publication Date: 
August 5, 2014

The Washington Post featured findings from a recent study by David Dranove, Ph.D., Northwestern University, and colleagues on the recession’s impact on health care spending, which found that the recent recession accounted for most of the spending slowdown. Dranove stated, "It's very possible that the trend for health-care spending to go back up as [the economy recovers] could very well be offset by the impact of the Affordable Care Act and other trends that we're seeing in health care." Dranove’s research portfolio includes studies on a variety of health care financing issues, including a HCFO-funded study that examined the economic impact of adverse health events on the uninsured, finding that the uninsured experience significant financial destabilization as a result of a major illness.