News tagged with health economist

Few small employers likely to opt out of health reform rules

Rules that allow some small employers to avoid regulation under the federal Affordable Care Act are unlikely to have a major impact on the future cost of health insurance unless those rules are relaxed to allow more businesses ...

Feb 08, 2012
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When the economy is down, alcohol consumption goes up

Previous studies have found that health outcomes improve during an economic downturn. Job loss means less money available for potentially unhealthy behaviors such as excessive drinking, according to existing literature on ...

Oct 13, 2011
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