Seems like health care spending is trending down according to a New York Times article. Experts quoted in the article do not seem to agree whether this is a result of the recession or that people are not seeking out treatment like they did before. As usual, this seems to be a case of whom you want to believe or not. High deductible plans are sure to keep many from going to the hospital, so this feeds into the result of this being due to the recession. Let’s face it, people just do not have the money to spend, so if they can put off going to the doctor they most certainly will.
It seems that personal health has been affected as well as wealth. Funny how money can affect people beyond their pockets.