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New laws save seniors $1.2 billion in drug purchases

So far this year, more than 2.2 million people with Medicare have saved more than $1.2 billion on prescriptions, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That averages out to $550 for every person, and more than 22.6 million seniors and people with disabilities across the country have taken advantage of at least… Continue Reading New laws save seniors $1.2 billion in drug purchases

Republicans warned during most of 2009’s debate about health care reform that it if passed, the government would take over health care. And now, the government’s own actuaries say that what’s going to happen anyway. In two years, the government’s spending on health care will surpass private spending for the first time. That trend is… Continue Reading Government’s spending to surpass private insurance

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Penrose earns top distinction

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A new study ranks Penrose-St. Francis Health Services among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country for its clinical quality. It is the seventh year that the local hospital system earned high rankings from HealthGrades, a private, nonprofit group that ranks hospitals based on information provided to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Continue Reading Penrose earns top distinction

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Health care spending down, CMS says

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Nominal health spending in the United States grew 4.4 percent in 2008, to $2.3 trillion, or $7,861 a person, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The number is the lowest since CMS started tracking expenditures during 1960. However, health care spending continues to outpace overall economic growth, which grew by… Continue Reading Health care spending down, CMS says

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