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How to keep Medicare costs down? Help the sickest.

November 8, 2014 

Most of the nation’s medical costs come from a small fraction of very sick patients, so one way to tamp down on health-care spending is to look at who’s racking up the biggest bills. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the top 5 percent of Medicare patients represented 43 percent of expenditures in 2001.

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