CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Lee Cowan) The government’s changes in the classification of obesity that allows Medicare to pay for treatment featured; statistics cited; details given about the uncertainty over which treatments will be covered. [HHS Secretary Tommy THOMPSON- says obesity will eventually lead to another disease.] [Senior citizen Blanche JONTE- comments.] [Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition Dr. Sattar HADI- says we have to halt this epidemic.] [Center for Consumer Freedom Rick BERMAN- opposes Medicare coverage.]
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