The US Defense Department spent an astonishing $363 million on weight-loss surgery for the obese spouses of military personnel over the last ten years, new figures reveal.

Free gastric bypass procedures, Lap-Band insertions, tummy tucks, and other slimming operations are being handed out to unhealthy Army, Navy, and Air Force wives in their tens of thousands, the statistics show.

The never-before-seen numbers, uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, reveal how US taxpayers are footing the bill for bariatric surgeries via the military’s TriCare health insurance.


[Source: The (UK) Daily Mail]