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Does prescription drug coverage make seniors healthier?

The Medicare Modernization Act was recently established with the goal of providing limited drug coverage to the elderly. In actuality, there is little evidence that drug coverage affects health. A recent Current Awareness in Aging Research Report showed that prescription drug coverage, particularly public coverage, insignificantly increased the use of prescription drugs, but had no discernable effect on hospital admissions or health.

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