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Sep142011

Weight-Loss Program Could Save Up To $15 Billion For Medicare

As reported by Medical News Today, Medicare could save up to $15 billion if investments were made in weight-loss prevention programs for diabetes and heart disease for the baby boomer population, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.

Co-author and lead researcher, Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, professor of health policy and management at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, says their study's proposal should be carefully considered by Congress members who are trying to find ways of bringing down Medicare spending and reduce the federal deficit.