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Obesity Discrimination calls on the medical community to be more sensitive and understanding of the needs of people with obesity.
Some bariatric surgery policies unfortunately mandated a 6-12 month documented preoperative weight loss before approving bariatric surgery. The mandate falls short for many reasons, one being that there is not a single study that documented the efficacy of this approach.
Obesity Treatment Needs Coverage in All State Health Exchanges. Current healthcare exchanges clearly do not sufficiently cover weight loss and bariatric surgery programs. Over half of states cover neither bariatric surgery nor weight loss programs. Despite the undeniable evidence of the dangers of obesity and the efficacy of metabolic and bariatric surgery, coverage is minimal across the United States.