gastric-bypass.jpg The Tampa Tribune reports that bariatric surgery may be covered by Medicare, for people aged less than 65. Some private insurance companies are also expected to follow the suit from february next year. In the current senario, none of the cosmetic surgeries are covered by insurance other than reconstructive surgeries.

The proposal to cover bariatric surgery will nodoubt, help obese people, but some experts think that this may put a burden on other taxpayers?

Similarly if private insurance companies start covering bariatric surgeries, doubts linger in the new insurance applicants if their cost may increase in the longrun.

Another spin on the issue is that if insurances are covering the unhealthy lifestyles of young adults, it may bring a wrong message to the younger generation.

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