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Obesity Treatments May Get Medicare Coverage

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Obesity Treatments May Get Medicare Coverage

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Obesity Treatments May Get Medicare Coverage

Obesity Treatments May Get Medicare Coverage

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The Bush administration decides to revise Medicare policy to classify obesity as an illness — a decision that could make weight-loss treatments eligible for Medicare coverage. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson.