Recession triggers cutbacks in spending for special health care

06/5/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

When the recession started in the U.S. in 2007, out-of-pocket spending for children with special health care needs was $774 per child, but that dropped to $626 in 2009. Researchers looked at data from the 2001-2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and found that the economic downturn did not influence families' out-of-pocket health care spending for most children. The findings appear in the journal Health Affairs.

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