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In 2007, the Medicare program had about 44 million enrollees and expenditures of $432 billion, up from $408 billion the previous year. Expenditures for the new Medicare drug program (Part D), introduced in 2006, were $50 billion in 2007 (preliminary data).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2008. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2008
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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