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Medicare, Medicaid, Health Reform

Preventable medical mistakes and inappropriate, outdated medical care is the third leading cause of death in America, according to the Institute of Medicine and other experts. In addition, studies by the respected RAND Corporation think tank show that a staggering 45% of health care is clinically inappropriate. As if that's not...
The new Medicare drug discount cards will save seniors a whopping $6.4 billion, according to a study commissioned by The Business Roundtable. For the full drug benefit that begins in January 2006, BRT estimates seniors will save another $17.7 billion in the first year alone. And these estimates are conservative. The...

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