NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Healthcare Spending

Amitabh Chandra, Jonathan Holmes, Jonathan Skinner

NBER Working Paper No. 19700
Issued in December 2013

---- Acknowledgements ----

We are grateful to very helpful comments from Kate Baicker, Douglas Elmendorf, Aaron Kaplan, Charles Roehrig, and especially David Romer and Justin Wolfers, and to the National Institute on Aging (PO1-AG19873) for financial support. Skinner is an unpaid member of an advisory committee for the Altarum Institute, and Chandra serves on the Congressional Budget Offices Panel of Health Advisors. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jonathan Skinner ----

The author reports that he is a shareholder and advisor to Dorsata, Inc., a software startup that is developing physician decision tools for use in clinical settings.

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