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Dr. Aaron Carroll and Austin Frakt / Why is Medicare still paying for eyelid lifts?

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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 12:01 am

The United States spends $2.8 trillion a year on health care, about 18 percent of the economy. As recently reported, some of that spending is on Medicare-reimbursed eyelid lifts - a procedure that sometimes serves a medical need but often is for cosmetic enhancement.

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