Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease. People with a Body Mass Index greater than 30 are nearly three times at risk than those with a healthy BMI. Heart disease is one of the main causes of death for obese people.
Depending upon where you live, the answer will vary. Just like different insurance plans may have exclusions of coverage for weight loss-related programs and treatment, so do the insurance plans provided for by state Medicaid programs. As part of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the George Washington…