Prejudice from health pros can cause obese to not seek help

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 months ago

    In a 2015 survey of more than 9,000 people, as reported by The Obesity Society, three out of four consumers said that they are not covered for necessary, evidence-based obesity treatment services, including access to a dietitian, medical weight management, bariatric surgery or obesity drugs.

    Insurance companies are not reimbursing this kind of team-based care, Dr. Holst said. “Usually if it’s done, patients are paying cash, or are grant-funded, or a health care system is paying money to get it started.” … 1605100003

    We need to stop fat shaming and find the cause and not treat the symptoms