Santa Cruz County Medicare Beneficiaries Spent an Average of $2,250 for Prescription Drugs in 2010
In 2010, Medicare beneficiaries in Santa Cruz County spent an average of $2,250 on prescription drugs, according to a report by the Dartmouth Atlas Project. The county's prescription drug use among Medicare beneficiaries was among the lowest in the country. According to the report, spending on prescription drugs ranged from $1,770 per Medicare beneficiary in St. Cloud, Minn., to $4,738 in Miami.
- "Santa Cruz County Medicare Patients Spend $2,250 per Year on Average for Prescription Drugs" (Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/19).