Mass. lawmakers consider lipodystrophy bill

03/25/2014 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would require insurers to cover liposuction to treat lipodystrophy, which is excess distributions of fat due to interactions from older HIV drugs. State Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport, wondered why insurance companies view liposuction to treat lipodystrophy as a cosmetic procedure instead of a medical necessity when the condition causes pain and stigmatization.

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