Commentary: Medicare must support teaching healthy behavior

07/23/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A Michigan-based family nurse practitioner writes in a Washington Post opinion piece that in addition to covering surgical treatments for obesity, Medicare also should encourage healthy eating decisions and cover counseling and education for those who are struggling with weight issues. Carolyn McCarthy asserts that obesity is not an illness, but a condition of personal decision making.

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