TITLE

LOSE WEIGHT OR LOSE OUT: THE LEGALITY OF STATE MEDICAID PROGRAMS THAT MAKE OVERWEIGHT BENEFICIARIES' RECEIPT OF FUNDS CONTINGENT UPON HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES

AUTHOR(S)
Patrick, Erine E.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Emory Law Journal;2008, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p249
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the government's intervention in the citizens' healthy lifestyle habits in the U.S. It notes that the government is enforcing Medicaid programs wherein beneficiaries must submit to living healthy lifestyles in order to reduce health care costs. It mentions that such health care costs resulting from unhealthy living should not be paid with the money from taxpayers.
ACCESSION #
43824498

 

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