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State could pay for surgeries

State could pay for surgeries

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 9, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 4/9/7

Mississippi taxpayers could foot the bill for stomach stapling and other weight-loss surgeries as early as 2008 if the operations are deemed affordable.

“Obesity is a major problem in Mississippi,” said House Public Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Steve Holland. Paying for the surgeries could “save us some money in the long run.”

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