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Part D Gap Rebates Boost Medicare Rx Spending To 9% Gain In 2010

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Drug spending by the Medicare program increased more than by Medicaid or by private payers in 2010, according to an analysis by CMS; expenditures in Medicaid and by private insurance were level with the previous year and consumer out-of-pocket spending declined. Total drug spending across-the-board rose 1.2% to $259 billion.

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