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Modeling the Health and Medical Care Spending of the Future Elderly

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    • Eliminating hypertension in all elderly persons would result in 75 million additional disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and reduce Medicare spending by around $890 billion.  
    • Current projections predict a rise in Medicare spending from 2.6% of gross domestic product in 2008 to 9.2% in 2050.