According to CNN Health, a 2009 study conducted by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention found that the direct and indirect cost of obesity is as
high as 147 billion annually.
The 2009 Journal of Health Affairs concluded that the costs of
hospitalizations related to obesity rose from 125.9 million in 2001 to 237.6
million in 2005.
A report released in November from the American Public Health Association
and other groups projected that healthcare costs related to obesity would
quadruple in 10 years, accounting for 21 percent of healthcare spending.
Based on the New England Journal of Medicine study
last month, healthcare costs would quadruple in 10
years, accounting for 21 percent of healthcare spending.
If current trends don’t change, one in three American
adults will have diabetes by 2050.
• According to UP.com the average morbidly obese person with a BMI of 35
or higher would pay the same amount for medicine in just 5 years as it
would cost to pay for bariatric surgery.
• A Columbia University professor, Dr. Blandine Laferre who is a diabetes
expert says that “It’s a fact that bariatric surgery is the only efficient
method of long-term weight loss.
• Bariatric surgery is a positive solution towards the lowering of the BMI
and therefore reduces the likelihood of other health impairments occuring.
A WELCOMED SOLUTION
• The insurance companies should welcome the
request to approve Bariatric surgery.
• The insurance companies would save money
and the morbidly obese would get a second
lease on life.
ADVICE TO THE INSURANCE
We cannot afford to wait because waiting
too long will result in death
LET’S DIFFUSE THAT TICKING
“U.S. diabetes cases could triple by 2050.” by Trisha Henry from CNN Health
“Battling Obesity” by Cindy Murphy Mcmahon from Unique Opportunity
“Fact Check: The Cost of Obesity.” by Diana Holden from CNN Health
“Weight-loss surgery may soon be widely used.” by Shari Roan from The
Seattle Times <http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2010747
“Financing and Cost.” from Realize <http://www.realize.com/dtcf/pages/