Obese Patients Cost More To Treat But Can Seek Options with HealthCompare

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New CDC statistics price being obese as more costly when it comes to health care and health insurance.

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Diabetes, which is often a result of obesity, costs as much as $6,600 per person more per year.

The director of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden, told USA Today that obesity is an epidemic that costs $1,400 more per person per year to treat than treating a normal-weight person.

Diabetes, which is often a result of obesity, costs as much as $6,600 per person more per year.

Patients teetering on the edge of obesity are encouraged to seek early health insurance coverage, rather than waiting until the final days of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act when everyone will have to have coverage.

Investing in health insurance coverage now helps patients to protect their assets, in case they need care due to their obesity status. Patients are encouraged to seek free health insurance quotes at HealthCompare.com.

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About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country's diverse population.

Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.

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