Obesity is a medical condition that involves the body storing too much fat. According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.8 million people worldwide die as a result of being overweight or obese. Obesity is a very treatable and preventable condition that can be handled with appropriate medical care which is good news for obese patients (aka bariatric patients).
In the current U.S. medical system, insurance companies discriminate against obese patients by not allowing them to purchase health insurance . This is done on purpose by the insurance company in order to protect their profits. That of course has a negative effect and therefore does not allow these patients to get the proper care that they need.
The Medical Access System is designed to give patients 100% access to medical care regardless of the condition (i.e. obesity) that they have. The picture below is an example of what typical obese patients might pay and experience under our system. The Patient is a late middle aged woman who has suddenly realizes that she is getting short-of-breath and retaining fluid with weight now 220 lbs. She has moderate hypertension and is 100 lbs over weight. The woman finds a primary care physician and is enrolled into the Medical Access System. At her initial visit, her primary care physician goes over her history and conducts a complete physical examination. The physician diagnosis her with anxiety related, poly-dypsia, an eating disorder, and insomnia. The physician recommends that he sees her twice a week in addition to weekly phone consultations. Under the Medical Access system, patients are allowed to make an unlimited amount of visits per month. The frequency of the visits and the quality of care that the patient receives is a huge plus! The patient is greatly improved on simple therapy and by being aware of her intake. At follow up pt has lost 20 lbs of fluid and fat and is now only 80 lb over weight and BP is lower now only borderline. Patient is much less short of breath. HbA1c improve from 7.1 to 6.5 on low starch diet. This saves her $60 on the Community Risk Pool fee by changing life style and treating her REM sleep disorder. Cost of Risk Pool fee reflects effective measures with improved control of her problems. The patient gets immediate gratification. The entire healthcare system benefits overall as her healthcare costs will decrease as a result of her having less of a chance of developing other chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes) or catastrophic illness.