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Phat Fat Coverage

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The federal Medicare program yesterday abandoned a long-standing policy that obesity is not a disease, removing what has been a major roadblock for many people trying to get treatment for the burgeoning health problem.

After years of review, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which runs the health program for the elderly and disabled, announced it was dropping language that had led the agency to routinely deny coverage for a host of weight-loss therapies.

Read Newsday's whole story here.

Needless to say, this really redefines the expansion of government healthcare. Where does Whoopi Goldberg sign up?