Should Insurance Cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Jake Paikai is 22 years old and weighs more than 600 pounds. He can’t walk more than 20 feet without getting winded. He can’t reach his own shoes or ride in most cars.
Jake wants gastric bypass surgery, is afraid without it he’ll die soon. But his mother’s health insurance won’t cover the surgery and he can’t afford it on his own. So he’s started a web site and hopes through that he can raise money for the surgery…not just for himself but for others in his situation.
Gastric surgery costs tens of thousands of dollars. Our question for you: should insurance cover gastric bypass surgery?
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