Posted by: audreybenenati | March 26, 2010

Smoking cessation coverage to expand under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act


March 24, 12:14 PMLA Smoking ExaminerVJ Sleight

The use of tobacco products is the single leading cause of preventable death in the United States today, killing 465,000 smokers each year and costing over $96 Billion each year in related medical costs. More lower income individuals smoke, 33% as compared to 20.6% of the total adult population. The annual medical expenses in the existing Medicaid program is $22 Billion each year which is 11% of the all Medicaid costs.

Read the rest at http://www.examiner.com/x-4742-LA-Smoking-Examiner~y2010m3d24-Smoking-cessation-coverage-to-expand-under-the-Patient-Protection–Affordable-Care-Act

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