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We Still Have a Health-Care Spending Problem « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

We Still Have a Health-Care Spending Problem

Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Foundation, and Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President, co-authored a Washington Post op-ed that examined how the economy affects the nation’s health spending.  It concludes that the record slow growth rate of recent years stems largely from economic factors beyond the health system, with the economy explaining 77 percent of the slowdown, and more rapid growth expected in coming years if the economy strengthens as expected.  The op-ed was based on a related Foundation Issue Brief.

Washington Post Op-Ed