Podcast: Jack Chapel on Health Trends in a Shrinking Middle Class

Editor’s note: This story was first published by Health Affairs on September 12, 2023.

Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Jack Chapel, a PhD candidate in economics at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, about a new study examining the worsening health and economic trends for Americans with modest resources nearing retirement. Chapel’s coauthors include: Dana Goldman, dean and C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper chair of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the co-director of the USC Schaeffer Center; Bryan Tysinger, director of health policy simulation at the USC Schaeffer Center and research assistant professor at the USC Price School; John W. Rowe, MD, Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Butler Columbia Aging Center, and the Research Network on an Aging Society.

Listen to the interview here.

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