Prejudice from health pros can cause obese to not seek help

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 18 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.”

    http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health … 1605100003

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

 
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