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Home » Advocacy & Support » Public Policy Comments » 2011 Public Policy Comments
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11-23-11 OCC Comments on USPSTF Draft Obesity Screening & Management Recommendations
11-2-11 Summary of ASMBS, TOS and OAC Public Statements during HHS EHB October Forum
10-30-11 OCC Letter on Gastric Sleeve NCD
10-28-11 House October Letter Opposing Exclusion of Obesity Treatment Services
10-27-11 OCC Letter Supporting Senate Appropriations Language Urging Action from FDA on Obesity Drugs
10-24-11 OCC Letter to FDA – Providing List of Obesity Experts for Future FDA Advisory Committee Hearings on New Obesity Drugs
10-21-11 OAC Letter to HHS on HHS Suggested Exclusion of Obesity Treatment Services
10-21-11 Coalition Letter Re: SBC Template and Obesity Treatment Services
9-30-11 Senate Letter Supporting Obesity Treatment Services in Essential Health Benefits Package
9-30-11 OAC comments on NCD for IB Counseling
9-27-11 Health Care Coalition Letter to HHS re Coverage of Obesity Treatment Services in the Essential Health Benefits Package
8-31-11 OCC Letter to FDA
7-14-11 House July Letter Supporting Obesity Treatment Services in Essential Health Benefits Package
7-7-11 OAC EC Health Subcommittee Statement on FDA
4-21-11 OAC Statement to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Regarding Federal Policies Affecting Innovation and Job Growth in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries
4-14-11 Fitt Kids Sign-on Letter Regarding HR 1057
4-14-11 Fitt Kids Sign-on Letter Regard S.576
4-5-11 OCC Letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Re: Medicaid
2-24-11 022411 Joint Comment letter to HHS Re: Employer Wellness Programs
1-14-11 OCC Letter to Dr. Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA