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2004-2005

Effects of Obesity on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance

Researchers

Co-principle Investigator
  • Associate Professor, HRP
Co-principle Investigator
Senior Fellow, by courtesy
  • Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Senior Fellow

Drs. Bundorf and Bhattacharya received an RO1 grant (RO1-AG028236) from the National Institute on Health (NIH) to extend their work to look at the external costs of obesity through large public health insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.  Results from the seed have been presented at four national meetings.  A paper entitled, “The Incidence of the Health Care Costs of Obesity,” was published in Journal of Health Economics.