Since the Medicare prescription drug insurance program began in 2006, Medicare spending on prescriptions increased 22 percent. Private insurance spending on prescription drugs rose 6 percent in the same period. The Medicare drug tab jumped from nearly $46 billion in 2006 to $56.1 billion in 2010.
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