An Ounce of Prevention….Maybe.

A new study published in Health Affairs predicts that Medicare could save close to $7 billion over 13 years by offering weight management and lifestyle classes to people with prediabetes in the 5 years before they become eligible for Medicare.    But wait…!

Although Medicare has enacted a new wellness benefit courtesy of the Affordable Health Care Act, it does not cover commercial weight management or smoking cessation classes.

 

Am I the only one out here who thinks there’s something VERY wrong with this picture??

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/9/1673.abstract

 

 

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