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New Medicare Costs More; Is It Worth It?

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New Medicare Costs More; Is It Worth It?

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New Medicare Costs More; Is It Worth It?

New Medicare Costs More; Is It Worth It?

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Government analysts say the Medicare Advantage program — which was supposed to save the Medicare program money — will actually cost as much as $150 billion more over the next decade. And there isn't enough data to tell whether it provides higher-quality care.

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