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Big Benefits, Little Access to Obesity Surgery

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February 14, 2014
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Even as the obesity epidemic in the U.S. persists, only one percent of eligible patients get weight-loss surgery. Many insurance companies don't cover the procedures, and those that do often have strict requirements to qualify. (Feb. 14) Video provided by AP


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