Obesity is one of the most prevalent health conditions in America today. It affects individuals of all ages, genders and walks of life. It is also a condition that causes a variety of health problems; such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure , just to name a few. Despite all of this many insurance companies don’t cover obesity and use it as grounds for rejecting coverage.
Many in the healthcare field believe that the system is seriously flawed, and it’s not hard to see their point. While many conditions that are caused by obesity are covered, the root of the problem is not. Even for those who are looking to prevent obesity or seek early treatment are hitting the wall. Only in recent years have insurers began to cover gastric by-pass. The full article can be found here .
There is no doubt that the system needs reform, the problem, however, is coming to an agreement on what that looks like. Regardless, there has never been a better time to begin taking a more active role in improving your health .