Bill boosts hope for bariatric patients: Measure would make it easier for morbidly obese to receive surgery

Bariatric surgeons hope a bill being considered in the legislature eliminates lifethreatening waits like Shaul's and improves access to a surgical specialty that has seen expansive growth in central Indiana over the past few years. The measure, now in conference committee, is expected to win final approval in the waning days of this year's session. Senate Bill 266 would trim the minimum wait insurers can impose before they cover the surgery from 18 consecutive months to six. It also adds...

 

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