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Wegovy Access for High-Risk Individuals to Combat Heart Disease – New Medicare Benefit!

FILE PHOTO: A 0.25 mg injection pen of Novo Nordisk's weight-loss drug Wegovy is shown in this photo illustration in Oslo, Norway, August31, 2023. REUTERS/Victoria Klesty/Illustration/File Photo

Coverage Expanded to Include Wegovy for Seniors with Obesity and Heart Disease

Medicare Now Covers Wegovy, Easing Cost Concerns for Seniors Managing Weight and Heart Disease

According to WFYI, in a big step forward for seniors with obesity and heart disease, Medicare will now cover Wegovy a new medication for weight loss. Before, Medicare didn’t pay for weight loss drugs so seniors had to pay themselves. But now, Medicare will help with Wegovy if you have heart disease and obesity. This is important because it means more seniors can get help with their weight and heart disease without worrying about the cost.

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Wegovy Access for High-Risk Individuals to Combat Heart Disease – New Medicare Benefit! (PHOTO: NBC News)

Wegovy Coverage Offers Hope for Seniors with Obesity and Heart Disease

Wegovy a medication that helps with weight loss and reduces heart disease, will now be covered by Medicare for seniors with heart disease and obesity. Despite its high cost, Medicare’s coverage means seniors can access this treatment without financial worry. Dr. Angela Fitch an obesity specialist, sees this as a positive step hoping it will lead to more people getting help for weight issues. Medicare’s decision may also influence other insurers to offer similar coverage, benefiting more individuals concerned about their weight and heart health.

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