Research: Medicare Saves Lives
Patients insured by Medicare are less likely to die within a week of hospital admission than their slightly younger counterparts
For decades, Americans have squabbled over whether the government should expand Medicare, maintain its current scope, or cut it altogether. But their debates have suffered for lack of an answer to one vital question: Does Medicare make a difference?
A new study shows that Medicare indeed makes a difference for seriously ill patients—and that difference is the one between life and death. Following the fates of more than 400,000 people admitted to California hospitals through their...
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