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Area legislator advocates for insurance coverage of bariatric surgery

Southbury state Senator Eric Berthel is touting passage in the Senate of a bill expanding medical assistance for bariatric surgery and prescription drug treatment for those suffering from obesity.  Most insurance plans Connecticut do not provide coverage for bariatric and metabolic surgery, but it is available for those on the state's Husky Plans. Under this new legislation, both Medicaid and Husky B beneficiaries may also access these medical treatments.  Berthel himself had bariatric and metabolic surgery, and has advocated for this measure since its first introduction in 2019. 

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Todd Schnitt

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