The American Medical Association Calls It a Disease; So, Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Obesity Meds?




Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson discuss why obesity drugs need to be covered


A federal law prohibits Medicare from covering patient costs for prescription obesity medications – even though the FDA has found them to be safe and effective in treating obesity. Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Governor Tommy Thompson discusses this issue. Read the article and watch the interview.

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