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A Closer Look (Obesity Coverage) #760073

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2004
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) A closer look at treating obesity as an illness, which allows for some Medicare coverage for treatment, introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The cost of Medicare coverage for obesity programs examined; details given about the government's need to decide what program to pay for & whether private insurance will follow. [Obese woman Marilyn GRABERT‡, Cornell University Medical College Dr. Louis ARONNE†- react to this development on obesity.] [Center for Consumer Freedom Rick BERMAN†, HHS Secretary Tommy THOMPSON†- offer differing opinions on classifying obesity as an illness.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Government report {America's Children} on overweight children cited.

Reporter(s):
Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:50

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