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Scripps Howard News: Calling obesity a disease could affect health insurance

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Obesity: It's not a failure of willpower anymore. The American Medical Association's decision to officially label obesity as a disease at its annual meeting in Chicago is raising hopes among dieticians, bariatric surgeons and internists prescribing weight loss drugs that more of their services will be covered by health insurance.  See what WPAHS bariatric surgeon Dr. Daniel Gagne and internist Dr. Marc Itskowitz have to say in this report by Scripps Howard News.

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