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Thompson urges medicare change for obesity drugs

Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson will urge Congress today to require Medicare coverage for seniors' obesity medicines. Thompson will join state officials in Michigan to encourage government leaders to recognize obesity as a disease.

Thompson served as the nation's Health and Human Services secretary more than a decade ago. He'll join Michigan Community Health Director James Haveman at a news conference in Lansing. Haveman will give a progress report on a statewide health-and-wellness plan from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

That state's obesity rate jumped from 18-to-32 percent between 1995 and 2010. By 2030, officials say half of Michigan's population could be obese.

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