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Morbid Obesity Causes Health Care Spending Spike

Considering the devastating impact morbid obesity continues to have on the health of Americans, it's not at all surprising to me how this epidemic has hurt all of us in the pocketbook. In fact, health care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice those of people considered to be of normal weight, according to a new study. Medical expenditures for morbidly obese adults in 2000 were 81 percent more than for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more than overweight adults, and 47...

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