That's an interesting idea, with some merit. Would nutritionists be invited too?
Separately, Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, said: "Right now, insurance companies will pay $100,000 or more for a quadruple bypass but wouldn't pay a couple hundred dollars for a person to have nutrition counseling and maybe to work with an exercise physiologist to determine how to get those extra pounds off. ... It's a lot better to spend some more money on the prevention side than it is on the intervention side."
That's the most sensible thing, and something most of us have believed for some time. One wonders why the insurance companies don't think its a money maker/saver for them. I'd like to see a study done on it, but it'll take 20 years to see the results. Anyway, if the insurance companies don't think so, but it is in the interests of society, then it should be mandated (just as many insurance company coverages are mandated by law).