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Fed Officials Kick Off 'Healthier U.S.' Plan

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have launched a program to get more seniors to adopt defensive health practices.

The agencies’ program, “A Healthier U.S. Starts Here,” aims to encourage seniors and others in Medicare to use Medicare’s preventive services.

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As part of the project, a tour bus will visit each of the 48 continental states during the spring and summer to promote Medicare’s disease prevention and wellness services.