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Many Americans like to believe that weight loss is a simple matter of will power, thereby providing an instant category of people to feel superior to. By the time many obese kids reach high school, their parents will have already spent thousands on diets, doctors and anything else they think might help their child become ‘normal.’ My cousin was overweight from age two and almost died twice in doctor-supervised attempts to lose weight – once from a stapled stomach, and once from potassium shortage. Given the overwhelming evidence of health damage from obesity, which insurance companies ultimately pay for, why do you suppose these same companies categorically refuse to cover anything having to do with weight loss?

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Name : Mike20615, Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 58, City : Portland, State : OR Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class,