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USA Today reports that RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come up with a cost of obesity-related health care cost: $75 billion.

Those who are actually obese (30 pounds or more overweight) pay less than half of those costs, or about $36 billion. The other $39 billion is paid by the nation's taxpayers at the rate of about $175 per taxpayer, in the form of Medicare and Medicaid programs for those who are overweight.
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