The Corner

Medicare Madness

According to the New York Times , Tommy Thompson’s decision to fatten up big government with a tasty slice of the war on obesity is already attracting potential diners to the trough:

“… commercial programs are considering what the Medicare change might mean for them. Dr. Stuart Trager, the medical director for Atkins Nutritionals, said, “We will pursue having the Atkins nutritional approach become a therapeutic option that is reimbursable.”

Will this be how your tax dollars are put to work?


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