Modeling the Health and Medical Care Spending of the Future Elderly
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): RAND Corporation
Author(s): Dana P. Goldman; David M. Cutler; Paul G. Shekelle; Jay Bhattacharya; Baoping Shang; Geoffrey F. Joyce; Michael Hurd; Dawn Matsui; Sydne Newberry; Constantijn (Stan) Panis; Michael W. Rich; Catherine K. Su; Emmett B. Keeler; Darius N. Lakdawalla; Michael E. Chernew; Feng Pan; Eduardo Ortiz; Robert H. Brook; A.M. Garber; Shannon Rhodes
This research brief summarizes studies showing that medical innovations will improve health and extend life but will likely increase Medicare spending; eliminating obesity and better prevention could save Medicare money and improve health.