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Obesity Treatments May Get Medicare Coverage

The Bush administration decides to revise Medicare policy to classify obesity as an illness -- a decision that could make weight-loss treatments eligible for Medicare coverage. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.