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Racial Gaps in Cholesterol Control: Post-Medicare Part D

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In a study titled Racial differences in antilipemic use and lipid control in high-risk older adults: Post–Medicare Part D, researchers observed increased use of cholesterol controlling medications in both blacks and whites after Medicare Part D, but no significant change in earlier racial disparities. Before 2006, 36 percent of black participants and 29 percent of white participants were taking cholesterol medications. After Medicare Part D, the rates rose to 48 and 65 percent, respectively. 




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