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Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

Science Daily Tuesday, 19 March 2019
A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food for Medicare and/or Medicaid participants would be highly cost effective after five years and improve health outcomes.
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News video: An Apple A Day? Healthy Food Prescriptions Could Save Millions From Heart Disease

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A new study says that if the federal government prescribed healthy foods, it could save millions of dollars and lives. Researchers say an incentive plan that covered fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds, seafood and plant-based oils would decrease heart disease by 3.28 billion people. We...

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