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WASHINGTON — A Senate proposal to redesign the way Medicare pays for drugs could save seniors who rack up sky-high drug bills — more than $100,000 in a year — roughly $4,000 per year, according to a new paper published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The plan wouldn’t actually change much for the average senior. But the paper’s lead author says that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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