Is state-funded obesity surgery a good idea?
by Alan Cooper
Lap band surgery like this could soon be funded by Australian taxpayers
Should taxpayers have to cough up the cash to fund lap-band surgery for morbidly obese citizens?
That's the question currently being considered by a parliamentary inquiry in Australia.
The Herald Sun reports that the findings of the inquiry are expected shortly and will contain a recommendation on the need for making bariatric surgery - popularly known as lap band surgery - widely available for those considered unable to lose weight through diet, exercise or other means.
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