CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Live discussion held with Cato Institute policy analyst Radley Balko and “The Packard Weight Health Plan” author Dr. Andrew Packard about the change in government policy that allows Medicare to pay for treatment for obesity. [BALKO, PACKARD - offer differing opinions on whether obesity is an illness or a character flaw; comment on the merits of dieting; mention obesity-related health problems and Medicare’s financial status.]
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