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How much does it cost you to be overweight?

By DrLaPuma 15 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Aging and Costs of Aging  /  How much does it cost you to be overweight?
Dr John La Puma

An authoritative study, published in Health Affairs, shows that “annual medical costs for an obese person are about 37.7% more, or $732 higher, than the costs for someone of normal weight.”
That’s a lot of dough!
An obese recipient of Medicare (a program for the elderly) costs $1,486 more a year than one of healthy weight.
An obese patient on Medicaid (a program for the needy) costs $864 more than a normal weight Medicaid recipient.
More than you can afford!
Read more about it in USA Today.

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