Health Care May Not Be Immune From the Economic Downturn

Ament, Lucy
March 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2008, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the warning by financial analysts that a continued economic downturn in the U.S. might eventually disprove the fabled notion that health care is recession-proof. The health care sector may feel the squeeze from a recession several months after the rest of the economy. That is because many laidoff workers can extend health care benefits through Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for 18 months.


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