Saving & Spending

Cardiovascular care improvements drive savings in Medicare

A study published in Health Affairs found health care spending has slowed significantly among senior Medicare beneficiaries since 2005, with much of the decline attributed to lower spending on cardiovascular disease as interventions improve cardiovascular health. Spending reductions saved nearly $3,000 per person annually by 2012, translating to $120 billion in savings for the entire senior population, and about half of the savings from Medicare.


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