Medicare and the promise of personalized medicine
In the long run, personalized medicine may cut costs by eliminating inefficiencies, but getting there will take hefty upfront investment and that may be too much for a program like Medicare, the San Diego Union Tribune reports. "The practical question for Medicare is dealing with the short-term costs when the savings may not be realized for years," says Patricia Neuman, the Medicare policy director at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
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