What to Do When You are Denied for Bariatric Surgery Coverage

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

When your insurance company denies your request for bariatric surgery it can incredibly frustrating and demoralizing. We are here to tell you not to lose hope. Do not give up the fight to improve your health. We can help you.

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Access to Care: Which Weight Loss Surgeries are Covered

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

With insurance companies selectively choosing which people and surgeries they cover, it can be hard to tell if you qualify. Access to care for bariatric surgery is more restricted than people think with 25% of patients considering bariatric surgery getting denied insurance coverage three times before getting approval. Health conditions can worsen for those who are waiting; and continuously reapplying for coverage can delay rehabilitation for a patient even further.  

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Access to Care: Is Obesity Surgery a Standard Health Insurance Benefit?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

People looking to have weight loss surgery often ask if obesity surgery is a standard health insurance benefit. The answer actually depends on a few things. It can depend on specific things such as which insurance company you have, which policy you have, what surgery you are looking to have done, and so on. Before considering the surgery, look at your options. Some insurance companies are still struggling to see the benefits in weight loss surgery, and a lot of insurance companies only cover certain procedures. It is important to contact your provider to find out if your policy covers the surgery you are looking to have.

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Post-Op Positivity: 5 Tips for Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 23, 2018

The choice to have bariatric surgery is not made lightly. Any surgery is a serious endeavor, but for people who struggle with the disease of obesity, surgery may be the best way to lose weight and regain their health.

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Should Bariatric Support and Therapy Be Mandatory After Surgery?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Having bariatric surgery has a huge impact on patients. Unlike some other surgical procedures, bariatric surgery represents a significant life change. After the surgery, patients must adhere to strict dietary changes to lose weight and stay healthy. For that reason, some healthcare professionals have suggested that bariatric support and therapy should be required after surgery.

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Obesity Stigma in Healthcare: Impacts on Patients and Providers

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Obesity is a disease, and for that reason, we might reasonably expect that patients who have the disease of obesity would be treated no differently than people who have other disease like cancer, emphysema, or multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even though the medical profession acknowledges obesity as a disease, obesity stigma is a serious problem in healthcare.

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Take Action: 4 Ways to Support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Weight discrimination is a big problem in the United States and around the world. Every day, people who have the disease of obesity are being paid less, passed over for promotions, judged and made to feel inferior. That must change.

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Do You Have Rights Against Weight Discrimination?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

If you have experienced weight discrimination, you are not alone. Research shows that people who have the disease of obesity are 12 times more likely to face employment discrimination than those who are don’t.

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Is There Weight Discrimination in the Workplace and is it Illegal?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, Feb 01, 2018

If you struggle with your weight or with the disease of obesity, you might feel as though you receive unfair treatment in the workplace. You may also wonder if the things that happen to you are legal.

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Why is Weight Stigma the Last Socially Accepted Prejudice?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

People who struggle with the disease of obesity may have a difficult time socially – and there’s a reason for that. Weight stigma is still socially accepted while other forms of prejudice are not.

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