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Unread 09-09-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Default Will Medicaid pay for diets such as Optifast/Medifast?

Does anyone know if Medicaid (not Medicare) will pay for any of the diets out there such as Optifast, Medifast, Nutrisystem etc?
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Unread 09-09-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I sure hope not; Medicaid doesn't pay for palm readers or witch doctors.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Medicaid (not Medicare) will pay for any of the diets out there
Classic welfare entitlement mentality! Why do you think others should feel obligated to pay for your lack of dietary discipline?
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Unread 09-11-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Medicaid is a state by state program - coverage may different for each state but I will say for the most part that would be a big no.
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Unread 10-07-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Default Classic welfare entitlement mentality! ?

It's hard to see where the entitlement comes from in the question. I don't recall hearing a complaint because they couldn't get it. It's also kind of funny that someone accuses someone else of having some false sense of entitlement, we Americans are notorious for that. Brokencrayola I'm also looking to see if medicaid will help cover the cost. My aunt has to pay almost 300 a month for it, and I would like to see if there's something that can subsidize a portion. We all pay into the system, why shouldn't we reap the benefits of our tax dollars?
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Unread 10-07-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Medicaid might pay for a consultation with a nutritionist, but I would not expect it to pay for food, and that is what you are asking it to do.

Why not ask for the nutrition consult, then costruct a reasonable diet using affordable food bought at a grocery store?
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Unread 10-07-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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Medicare is the best payor on medically supervised diets, but I'm not sure that Medicaid would pay.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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If my insurance through work that I pay for out of my own pocket won't pay for help with weightloss then I would be furious if my tax money would! Personally, I think insurance should pay for weight loss counseling and support as it would save money but all mine will pay for is bariatric surgery.....at a much much higher cost.
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Unread 10-14-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Medicaid and Medicare will pay for weight loss surgery if it is deemed medically necessary...... a BMI of 40 0r more and obesity-related illnesses. However, it's not easy to find a surgeon that will accept Medicare patients....not sure abut the Medicaid.
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Unread 10-15-2010, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Classic welfare entitlement mentality! Why do you think others should feel obligated to pay for your lack of dietary discipline?
What a RUDE and IGNORANT comment!! I have several patients with advanced stages of cancer who are now on medicaid - mainly because their illnesses have prevented them from working thus causing them to lose their health coverage at some point. Additionally, many people with signficant medical problems amass exhorbitant medical bills which may qualify them for medicaid assistance.
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