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Few Insurers Provide Coverage For Weight Loss Treatment

September 21, 2010
by Sandra G. Boodman
Kaiser Health News

 

After her weight hit the obese range, her cholesterol level nudged the danger zone and her doctor urged her to lose weight, Melissa Moss, veteran of a decade of failed diets, decided she needed intensive help. She enrolled in the George Washington University Weight Management Program, which provided behavioral and nutrition counseling, a physician-supervised low-calorie liquid diet and group therapy.

Moss, who has lost 45 pounds since March, said the regimen, which cost about $800 per month, was "very helpful" because it focused on changing her unhealthy lifestyle.

 

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