Posts Tagged ‘preventive medicine’

Childhood Obesity Care and Psychological Health

February 10, 2020 — Childhood obesity is a difficult subject. Many adults are walking around with intense feelings from rejection and derision in childhood because of their body size, shape, and weight. Children can be cruel. Sometimes adults are even crueler. So an obvious question arises. When children and youth need obesity care, what is the effect on psychological […]

No More General Exclusions for Obesity?

October 28, 2015 — Here’s a rare bolt of clarity from a government agency. The U.S. Department of Labor has just published a set of FAQs that includes a question about general exclusions for obesity in health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Are they permissible? The answer: No. Consistent with PHS Act section 2713, its implementing regulations, […]