How much does it cost you to be overweight?

Topics: Aging and Costs of Aging

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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