Florida insurer drops stomach stapling

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida won't cover gastric bypass surgery because of risks, skyrocketing costs
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/15/2004

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lue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has decided it will stop covering gastric bypass surgery at the end of 2004.

The insurance firm, based in Jacksonville, said safety is the main reason it is dropping stomach stapling from its list of covered items, according to an