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  • Study: Medicare prescription drug benefit reduced elderly mortality by more than 2 percent

    Photo of Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

    The implementation of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program has reduced elderly mortality by 2.2 percent annually since 2006, says a new study by Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Julian Reif, call (217) 300-0169; email jreif@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Did Medicare Part D Reduce Mortality?” is available online.