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Thread: Weight Loss and Insurance

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    Weight Loss and Insurance

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    Should weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc. be covered by your company's insurance?

    Poll incoming.
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    I think so. If weight loss sugery is covered, why shouldn't weight loss tools Early intervention of sorts.
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    If prescribed by a physician.

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    No, because if that's all it takes to lose weight is to control your eating habits, you're capable of eating less and more nutritious foods without insurance footing the bill. If there is an underlying medical issue that is preventing weight loss, despite the patients efforts, then my response doesn't pertain. (just putting that last bit out there before I get virtually pounded )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    I think so. If weight loss sugery is covered, why shouldn't weight loss tools Early intervention of sorts.
    I agree.
    this is like a bad movie, and i'd give it a 5 on my netflix
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    I don't know if it should or not honestly....but I do think it would be awesome if it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    If prescribed by a physician.
    I agree. As with any weight loss program, it should be discussed with a physician (not talking oh I gained 5 pounds and I need to lose it again type diets). Often times people who have trouble losing weight also have some underlying emotional issue going on and they need to address/change that as well as their weight concerns. Not to mention covering weight loss programs in general would make it too easy/affordable for those with unhealthy body image/ideas abuse a program to the point of becoming quite unhealthy/underweight.

    ****DISCLAIMER**** I am not saying every overweight person has emotional issues. Not saying every person with emotional issues is overweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa View Post
    No, because if that's all it takes to lose weight is to control your eating habits, you're capable of eating less and more nutritious foods without insurance footing the bill. If there is an underlying medical issue that is preventing weight loss, despite the patients efforts, then my response doesn't pertain. (just putting that last bit out there before I get virtually pounded )
    I agree.


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    Absolutely!
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    Yea, but I know a few people who have had weight loss surgery who I believe didn't need it or could have modified their eating habits (I'd seen them eat before and knew their personal habits) ... and insurance still paid.
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