Health Care Costs and the Economy

Neeraj Sood delivered remarks on the relationship between growing health care costs and the economic performance of U.S. industries. He… read more

Neeraj Sood delivered remarks on the relationship between growing health care costs and the economic performance of U.S. industries. He spoke about a recent report which found that during 1987 and 2005, when health care costs spiked, industries that typically provided insurance for their employees saw their workforces grow slowly or in some cases contract. In contrast, workforces for industries that did not provide health insurance, such as retail and theme parks, have risen at a much faster rate.

He also noted that this pattern did not exist in Canada, where insurance is provided by the government. He responded to questions from the audience. close

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Health Care Costs and the Economy

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Program ID:
288510-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 24, 2009 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2009 | 7:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 24, 2009 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 2009 | 9:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2009 | 11:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 2009 | 6:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 28, 2009 | 7:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2