Legislators propose bills to extend coverage for obesity treatments

06/21/2013 | Reuters

U.S. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act to require Medicare to provide coverage for more obesity treatments, including prescription drugs and weight-loss counseling. Reps. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Ron Kind, D-Wis., introduced a companion bill in the House.

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