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Medicaid and Medicare are a Hot Topic in Obama’s Budget New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 New York doctors
A new Harvard study has found that it is surprisingly common for older people to undergo surgery in the last year, month and even week of their life, which could fuel the debate over whether medical care is overused and needlessly driving up medical costs.
Advance directives do have an impact on health care at the end of life, especially in regions of the country with high spending on end-of-life care.
A major consulting firm released its forecast Monday saying it expects employers to pay nearly 9 percent more for health care costs for their employees in 2011, the highest level in five years.