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Few Obese Seniors Use Free Counseling

To help the nation's 13 million obese seniors, the Affordable Care Act included a new Medicare benefit offering face-to-face weight-loss counseling in primary care doctors' offices. It is free to patients, with no copay. But while Medicare now pays doctors to counsel their obese patients, only 50,000 people participated in 2013. #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR


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