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Marijuana Use Has Doubled Among US Adults

Marijuana Use Has Doubled Among US Adults News & Analysis Health Agencies Update Obesity-Related Medical Care 2015]). During that same time span, the Costs Medicaid $8 Billion a Year prevalence of adults in the United States According to a recent study, Medicaid pro- who met the criteria for marijuana use dis- grams paid $8 billion for medical care re- order increased from 1.5% to 2.9%. The lated to severe obesity in 2013, accounting percentage of marijuana users categorized In 2013 the cost of severe obesity for 11% of the $69 billion in costs associ- as having a marijuana use disorder, how- was nearly $69 billion: ated with the care of severely obese pa- ever, decreased from 35.6% of users in tients in 2013 (Wang YC et al. Health Aff. 2001-2002 to 30.6% of users in 2012- 11% paid by Medicaid 2015;34[11]:1923-1931). Medicare and other 2013. 30% paid by Medicare federal programs paid for 30% of costs re- Marijuana use in 2012-2013 was most lated to severe obesity, private health plans prevalent among adults aged 18 to 29 and other federal health programs paid27%,andpatientspaid30%ofthecosts years (21.2%), single adults (21%), Native 27% paid by private health plans out of pocket. American individuals (17.1%), and adults The team of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Marijuana Use Has Doubled Among US Adults

JAMA , Volume 314 (24) – Dec 22, 2015

Marijuana Use Has Doubled Among US Adults

Abstract

News & Analysis Health Agencies Update Obesity-Related Medical Care 2015]). During that same time span, the Costs Medicaid $8 Billion a Year prevalence of adults in the United States According to a recent study, Medicaid pro- who met the criteria for marijuana use dis- grams paid $8 billion for medical care re- order increased from 1.5% to 2.9%. The lated to severe obesity in 2013, accounting percentage of marijuana users categorized In 2013 the cost of severe obesity for 11% of the $69...
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American Medical Association
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2015.17171
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Abstract

News & Analysis Health Agencies Update Obesity-Related Medical Care 2015]). During that same time span, the Costs Medicaid $8 Billion a Year prevalence of adults in the United States According to a recent study, Medicaid pro- who met the criteria for marijuana use dis- grams paid $8 billion for medical care re- order increased from 1.5% to 2.9%. The lated to severe obesity in 2013, accounting percentage of marijuana users categorized In 2013 the cost of severe obesity for 11% of the $69 billion in costs associ- as having a marijuana use disorder, how- was nearly $69 billion: ated with the care of severely obese pa- ever, decreased from 35.6% of users in tients in 2013 (Wang YC et al. Health Aff. 2001-2002 to 30.6% of users in 2012- 11% paid by Medicaid 2015;34[11]:1923-1931). Medicare and other 2013. 30% paid by Medicare federal programs paid for 30% of costs re- Marijuana use in 2012-2013 was most lated to severe obesity, private health plans prevalent among adults aged 18 to 29 and other federal health programs paid27%,andpatientspaid30%ofthecosts years (21.2%), single adults (21%), Native 27% paid by private health plans out of pocket. American individuals (17.1%), and adults The team of

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Published: Dec 22, 2015

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