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3 ways insurers can torpedo a weight-loss counseling service

Although Medicare began paying for weight loss counseling three years ago and about 30 percent of Medicare members were eligible for the services, less than 1 percent of members have actually used the benefit. Here are  three ways a weight loss counseling program can fail. 

Bariatric surgery insurance a weighty issue

A recent Associated Press article highlighted the situation of an obese woman who is unable to pay $15,000 for bariatric surgery not covered by her insurer. That woman is not alone. Although the...

Healthcare flaw: Surgery is covered, counseling isn't

There are many problems with our healthcare system, but I think the frequent rejection of preventive services in favor of more complicated procedures that deliver more immediate results is a