If you want to send me your organization's absurd restrictions, I will post a "dirty dozen worst plans in Washington State' after the ObesityHelp meeting in Seattle this June.
HERE ARE SOME GREAT EXAMPLES OF THE EVIDENCE TO FOLLOW (just in case any executives happen to read this post)
ASMBS statement for Access to Care
Britain's National Health Service Diabetes Study
Wow! Here's a great quote from a socialized medicine perspective!
Alberic Fiennes, a bariatric surgeon and chairman of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) Data Committee, said the treatment should be made more widely available on the NHS.
"An approach that limits treatment to a fraction of those who would benefit is one which the NHS will rue in years to come as these patients become an unsustainable burden on the health service," he said.
"Prevention strategy alone has proved ineffective; there are at least two generations of morbidly obese patients who are now presenting with diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer for whom preventative measures are utterly irrelevant."
International Diabetes Federation Statement
IDF press release
Increased Heart Disease Risk for Teens
Arkansas State Employee coverage