Diet help should be insured

Courses to loose weight and stop smoking should be included in the basic health insurance package, the health insurance board (CVZ) will tell minister Ab Klink next month, the Volkskrant reported at the weekend.

The board said preventative measures which are proven to work should be covered so that people with an unhealthy lifestyle can be helped to make improvements.

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