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KFF: 10 Essential Facts About Medicare and Prescription Drug Spending

  1. Medicare accounts for a Growing Share of the Nation’s Prescription Drug Spending: 29% In 2015 Compared To 18% In 2006, the First Year of the Part D Benefit.
  2. Prescription Drugs accounted for $110 Billion In Medicare Spending In 2015, 17% of all Medicare Spending That Year.
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Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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