The decision was made to eliminate coverage for bariatric surgery from the state health benefit plan. On February 16, The House of Health and Human Services committee heard about the benefits of bariatric surgery. Testimonies came from patients who have benefited as well as from doctors and advocates. Advocates urged state law makers to continue to cover bariatric surgery in the state health benefit plan.
Click here to be taken to the video on the final decision. Please fast forward to 15 minutes, where Dr. Duncan gives his testimony to the importance of bariatric surgery.