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NYIT in the Media
Oct 09 2013

Cooper on High Health Care Spending: Inequality is at the Core

"It is difficult not to connect the dots from inadequate social spending to excess poverty and income inequality to more chronic illness and higher health care spending," writes Richard "Buz" Cooper, director of NYIT"s Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce, in Health Affairs Blog. Cooper says these factors are central to comparisons of health care costs among developed countries "and the failure to cope with them is placing an unsustainable burden on our health care system."