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Tribune Editorial: Medicare should cover prevention

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Cheers to U.S. Sen. Al Franken for a bipartisan proposal that could save the federal Medicare program billions of dollars by allowing millions of beneficiaries to take part in a proven diabetes-prevention program.

Co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Franken’s measure would provide Medicare beneficiaries with the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a structured, 16-session program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity.

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