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How would “Medicare at 60” impact health system margins?

by Gist Healthcare, Jul 16, 2021

An estimate from the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future predicts that nearly four out of five 60- to 64-year-olds would enroll in Medicare, with two-thirds transitioning from…

How would “Medicare at 60” impact health system margins?

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How would “Medicare at 60” impact health system margins?

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