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Bay Area groups take part in Medicare test program
San Francisco Chronicle

This is only a test, but it’s an important one. Beginning in January, 17,000 Medicare patients in the Bay Area will be guinea pigs, of sorts, in a federal program meant to improve the quality of their care, and at the same time lowering the costs of a system that threatens to overwhelm the nation’s finances. But they’ll still be able to see their doctor of choice and keep all the benefits of Medicare, financial and otherwise.