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Michael Hiltzik: Clinics plug nonprofit to help patients get Lap-Band coverage
Jessica Bleaman, 21, responded in 2009 to an ad from 1-800-GET-THIN, the outfit that has been touting weight-loss surgery incessantly in the Southland via broadcast commercials and freeway billboards. Her experience with the gastric-banding purveyors didn't turn out well, but her alleged medical problems were only part of it.
By Michael Hiltzik
October 5, 2011