The obesity challenge

06/13/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Weight Watchers CEO David Kirchhoff told attendees at AHIP's Institute 2013 that obesity is much like the visible portion of an iceberg. What's below the water and less tangible are the long-term threats that come with it: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more. These conditions carry huge costs that could sink the health care system, Kirchhoff argued. He sought to shed light on obesity and encouraged insurers to continue to work to stem the issue.

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