Weight loss surgery 101: Federal Way hospital stays busy as more insurance companies pick up the tab

August 11, 2009
Federal Way Mirror

Obesity rates are climbing. According to a study released in July by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in 31 states, obesity rates exceed 25 percent. In 49 states, the rates are above 20 percent. Overall, the report found that two-thirds of all Americans are now obese or overweight. Go back less than 20 years ago, and no state had an adult obesity rate higher than 20 percent.

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