Medicare spending still varies widely by region

New York Times, February 26, 2009

Medicare spending continues to vary widely across the country, with some cities experiencing much faster growth in costs than others, according to an analysis by Dartmouth researchers. In the analysis, the researchers say that addressing the wide variations in the cost of care for the elderly will be critical to any overhaul of the nation's healthcare system envisioned by the Congress and the Obama administration.


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