TITLE

Weight remains a sensitive, costly issue for payers

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Julie
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Managed Healthcare Executive;Jan2007, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the impact of obesity on healthcare payers in the U.S. In the author's view, obesity is the new smoking in the healthcare industry except that if there are many prohibition regulations in smoking, there is no similar measure targeted to obesity in any state in the country. On the other hand, the author also recognized the efforts of the payers to create effective obesity programs to avoid weight gain.
ACCESSION #
23708515

 

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