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Table 2 Relationship between private supplemental insurance, selected utilization, and expenditures in the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

From: Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?

  Medicare only Private supplemental insurance
Physician office visits 6.7 8.3
Physician office visit expenditures $415 $745
Prescriptions filled 16.5 19.4
Prescription expenditures $565 $722
Out-of-pocket prescription expenditures $419 $371
Insurance prescription expenditures $6 $333