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Insurance coverage can expand for obese adults

by Patt Morrison

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An unidentified man takes a walk 29 August 2007 in Washington,DC. STR/AFP/Getty Images

A federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended for all obese adults to receive intensive counseling. Under the proposed healthcare law, insurance companies would be required to cover the panel’s recommendations on weight-loss treatments. This is a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage for adults with obesity, a growing health crisis in America. The Supreme Court will rule on the law this week.


Do you think the Supreme Court should rule in favor of the new law? Do you believe it will help obese adults in their weight-loss treatments?


Art Caplan, head of the division of medical ethics at the NYU Langone medical center

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