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Seniors see savings on Rx drugs under 2010 health care law
USA Today

Almost 4 million seniors saved about $2.16 billion through discounts for their prescription medications in 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to announce today.

This, administrators say, should help keep costs to the government down in the future. “Before, many beneficiaries were forced to stop taking the drugs,” said Jonathan Blum, director of the Center for Medicare. “This reduces costs through better management.”