Study: Medicare could save up to $15B with weight-loss programs

09/8/2011 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A study in Health Affairs revealed that community-based weight-loss programs for adults 60 and older who are at risk for diabetes or cardiovascular problems could help Medicare save billions. Researchers said Medicare could save $3 billion to $3.7 billion over the next 10 years and $11.9 billion to $15.1 billion over participants' lifetimes in both at-risk groups, depending on the rate of participation.

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