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New Study Co-authored by Professor Hoffman on Health Care Costs During Retirement Cited in Multiple Media Outlets


March 7, 2013 -- A new study co-authored by Professor Allison Hoffman on health care expenses in retirement is cited in multiple media outlets. The study, published in the American Journal of Law & Medicine, found that many Americans who are recently retired or soon to retire are badly miscalculating their health care expenses.

Professor Hoffman is quoted in a New York Daily News article.

“Younger people especially don’t seem to be anticipating what they’ll spend in the future,” Allison Hoffman, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law and the co-author of the study, told the Daily News. “It’s very concerning because some of the people we interviewed are in the years when they should be saving for these health care costs, and they’re just not.”

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Professor Hoffman is quoted in a Reuters article.

"Even if someone got the median numbers right, they may not understand that they might not be at that number," said Allison Hoffman, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law who specializes in health-care law and policy, and co-author of the report. "Some people will need less care, some will need more. And, depending on their own situation in retirement, the numbers could be double or half the number."

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The study is also cited in the blogs Squared Away and HealthLawProf.