Stop doing drugs (pay for rehab) and stop smoking but not pay to help you lose weight? I think that's so dumb
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Well considering that weight loss need not be expensive why should insurance pay for it. My doctor gave me a diet plan when my blood pressure suddenly got too high. I'm not obese, but she said that losing weight and exercising were the key to getting it back down. It was really high (165/105) so she also gave me meds to bring it down until the diet, etc kicked in. Anyway, she actually gave me a diet plan to follow and instructed me on how much exercise I should be getting. I went back in six weeks to check my blood pressure and she again went over my diet plan with me. I go back again next month to check my blood pressure and my weight. I guess I don't see why anything other than that is needed. What exactly do you want insurance to pay for? Doctor visits like I've had, or a weight loss program like WW? Or dietitians? What?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
And technically health insurance doesn't cover drug rehab... behavioral heath pays for that and not very well either. The out of pocket on that stuff is huge!
Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
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