Baumgardner CBO Study Cited in New York Times
In a new commentary by Aaron Carroll appearing in the New York Times, the author examines preventative care and conventional wisdom that the practice saves money. Surprisingly, Carroll makes some strong arguments that the costs for preventative care are actually significant, but that the practice can improve quality of life at a very reasonable price.
Central to Carroll’s argument is a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine in which researchers modeled how a policy to reduce smoking through higher cigarette taxes might affect federal spending. The study, authored by the CBO, was led by PHE Senior Research Economist James Baumgardner during his tenure with the agency.
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