While I understand the point of view that we should focus on prevention (and wholeheartedly agree, as someone who works in public health), we shouldn't treat obesity like we can either prevent OR treat it...we don't do that with diabetes or other diseases. More funding can and should be added to prevention but to stop a pipeline you have to work from both ends of an issue. Medically speaking, obesity is costly to quality of life, its deadly, and it's also very expensive to the person and to the system both in direct ways and in indirect ways. If access to the included therapies can help a person improve their health and reduce long-term costs, this is a win for all involved. I would hope that future legislation could address prevention across all health issues so that we can start spending more of our dollars where more of our health is determined.