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Medicare spending declined across most — but not all — types of services, in 2020. That’s because a smaller share of beneficiaries used most types of Medicare-covered health care services in 2020 compared to 2019.

A new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that total spending on Part A and Part B services for traditional Medicare beneficiaries was $348.0 billion in 2020, a decrease of 5.8% (or $21.4 billion) from 2019.

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