What Came First — The Economic Chicken Or The Health Care Egg?

chicken-egg.jpgSince September, the Wonk Room has argued that spiraling health care costs have contributed to the current economic crisis. But on Sunday, the Boston Globe reported that the opposite is also true — the economic crisis is increasing health care costs:

In hospital wards and medical clinics across Massachusetts, doctors see growing evidence that the ill economy is making patients sick, spawning headaches and churning stomachs, and even causing bouts of anxiety and depression among people who never before sought psychiatric help.