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You Paid Over $40 Billion For Overweight People

Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight and these overweight people cost the United States about $75 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2003. U.S. taxpayers paid for about half of that last year. The total annual medical bill for people who are either obese or overweight, weighing just a few to 30 pounds over an ideal weight, is as much as $93 billion. This analysis includes direct medical costs related to extra weight but not indirect costs such as time off work. If only they...

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