Health Care Reform & Weight Loss
Article Written By: Allen Buck
After todays ruling by the supreme court you may now be wondering about how Health Care Reform will impact your decision or choice to undergo weight loss surgery.
There are a set of measures that will immediately go into effect in 2014:
2.) Medicare & Medicaid will still continue to cover the procedure (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap band) but will now provide a comprehensive risk assessment. As a matter of fact coverage in Texas has grown 400 percent between 2006 and 2010 with the cost of payouts at $1.7 million from $340,000, Medicaid has doubled.
3.) Childhood Obesity cases will no longer be denied coverage for pre-existing obesity related conditions, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.
Is it All Good?
The simple answer is yes and no. If you are currently on a Cadillac plan these types of plans are subject to new taxes to discourage excessive or wasteful spending.
However there are many benefits for individuals that work at companies with fewer than 100 employees.
The new laws main goal will be to promote prevention rather than treating preventable conditions with expensive remedies.
Weight loss surgery is not a panacea and works as an aid in improving healthy lifestyles so that individuals can empower themselves to take control of their destinies.Through preventative measures or surgical procedures the final goal is for us all to live longer and healthier lives, and pass down our findings.
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