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BCBS Michigan to stop covering GLP-1 obesity drugs

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will cease covering GLP-1 drugs for obesity treatment in fully insured, large group commercial plans starting January, impacting nearly 10,000 members, Becker’s Payer Issues reports. The insurer cited concerns over the drugs' safety, effectiveness, and high costs, noting a $350 million increase in GLP-1 drug expenses in 2023.

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