J. Michael Collins Yahoo Finance interview on healthcare costs and impact on retirement savings

“Planning for and managing out of pocket medical costs is an emerging form of financial literacy that all of us need to be aware of, including older people for whom health care expenses are a rising part of their retirement spending,” said J. Michael Collins, Faculty Director of CFS and Professor in La Follette School of Public Affairs and the School of Human Ecology, in a recent live interview with Yahoo Finance. Collins spoke about the impact of people choosing to use less healthcare as out-of-pocket costs rise, a decision that could lead to greater health and financial outcomes in the long run.

Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania

atheenv@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Areas of Research Interest: The life-course origins of health and socioeconomic inequality. His work examines (1) the effect of economic opportunities – and the policies that influence them – on health behaviors and outcomes, (2) the effects of early life interventions on adult health and well-being, and the mechanisms underlying these links; and (3) the role of social policies and structural factors in shaping population health

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