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HHS Made Wrong Decision in Covering Obesity
William Niskanen published by the Cato InstituteLink to more items from this source
[Opinion]
July 30, 2004
Excerpt: Compassionate conservatism' is apparently the Republican version of being generous with other people's money. The most recent example is the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to broaden Medicare coverage to include weight-loss therapies ... [O]besity is a condition that is expensive to insure because insurance reduces the cost of irresponsible life-style choices and is likely to increase the incidence of the insured condition.

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