A notable anniversary took place when the Social Security program recently turned 78. People often disagree about how well this program has worked and whether it should be allowed to continue. But any provider who sees the program as less than a blessing sorely needs to stop looking into this horse's mouth.
Senior citizens have saved $4 billion on prescription drugs since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In the first half of this year alone, prescription savings for more than 1 million Medicare recipients totaled $687 million, the government claims. "Millions of people with Medicare have been paying less for prescription drugs, thanks to the healthcare law," said Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in a statement.
More than half of clinical trials in the United States exclude the elderly from their studies, even though 34% of personal medical expenditures come from this group of people, new research points out.