Tuesday, November 29, 2005

"Cut Me Before I Eat Again" -- Bariatric Surgery in Slate

Via Slate:
The government plans to subsidize more weight-loss surgery. Medicare spent about $13,000 on the surgery for each of 8,000 people last year (that's about $100 million), but the procedure might save money by averting other medical problems related to obesity. However, the program might stop subsidizing such surgery for seniors, because data suggest it's killing them.
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