Effects of Obesity on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance


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Co-principle Investigator
  • Professor, Health Policy
  • Senior Fellow, SIEPR
  • Professor, Economics (by courtesy)
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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.