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Part D is keeping you out of the hospital: Five years after the drug plan's debut, seniors covered by Medicare Part D are healthier and taking better care of themselves. From today's Journal of the American Medical Association: " Medicare saved an average of about $1,200 a year for each senior  who had inadequate drug coverage before Medicare Part D. Most of the savings came from hospital and nursing home costs." That saves the federal program $12 billion a year.  The government spends $55 billion a year to operate the program.
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