STOP Pushes Obesity Tx as “Essential Benefit”

September 26th, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

As readers know, President Obama’s health care reform legislation has a critical provision for covering millions of uninsured persons for what are termed “essential benefits.” These benefits were undefined in the legislation.  Now, what will be covered and what will not be covered is becoming a major issue. In a recent Huffington Post, STOP Executive Director Christine Ferguson discusses STOP’s position on including obesity treatments as “essential benefits. Christine Ferguson: Giving Obesity Equal Weight in the Health Care System