In this guest column by UTMB’s Dr. Howard Brody: All agree that health care in America is rapidly becoming unaffordable for too many people. So a slowdown in health-spending growth would seem to be good news. Or is it? A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute recently looked at the slowdown, said by many to be due to the recent recession. The report noted that while economic hard times played a role, costs were already starting to go up more slowly even before the recession set in. The column also appeared in the Galveston County Daily News.