Obesity Bill Backers Want CBO To Weigh Long-Term Prevention

By Luke Zarzecki / September 22, 2023 at 4:03 PM
Several lawmakers voiced support for obesity coverage legislation floating on Capitol Hill at a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing Tuesday (Sept. 19), with some lawmakers and a CMS official agreeing the high initial cost of Medicare potentially covering the drugs should factor in the long-term savings from preventing obesity-related diseases. The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act would require Medicare to cover obesity drugs. Competing studies have shown covering obesity drugs would either be more expensive than the entire...

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