US Spent $363M on Bariatric Surgery for Soldiers’ Spouses
The US Defense Department spent astonishing $363 million on weight-loss surgery of the obese spouses of military personnel over the past ten years.
Free gastric bypass procedures, Lap-Band insertions, tummy tucks, and other slimming operations are being handed out to unhealthy Army, Navy, and Air Force wives in their tens of thousands. Uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal how US taxpayers are footing the bill for bariatric surgeries via the military’s TriCare health insurance.
Mark A Bishara, M.D., P.A. Medical Director
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