U.S. Coverage for Adult Obesity Treatment Modalities

Relative to adults without obesity, adults with obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²) incur 42% higher medical costs¹ and are nearly twice as likely to die before age 70.² Intensive behavioral therapy, nutritional therapy, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery are evidence-based strategies that support clinically-significant weight loss ( ≥ 5% reduction in body weight).³ Nonetheless, coverage for these obesity treatment modalities is inconsistent across states.

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