How can we make the ACA more costly? Easy. Just add move “covered services”. Here’s an example:
The Obesity Care Continuum, comprised of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Obesity Society, the Obesity Medicine Association, and the Obesity Action Coalition, has filed “a discrimination complaint” with the Department of Health and Human Services “with the goal of forcing all states to offer bariatric surgery coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).” In particular, “the complaint…charges states not offering coverage for bariatric surgery with violating the provision of the ACA prohibiting the denial of coverage to people due to existing disability and with discriminating against women.” MedPage Today also points out that the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease in 2013.
Of it goes as a discrimination complaint. Perfect. This is a slippery slope because if the complaints is successful then EVERYONE wants EVERYTHING covered and ta da, this thing becomes more of a joke than it already is.