2012 Public Policy Comments

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12-24-12 Obesity Community Comments on HHS Proposed Regulations Governing Essential Health Benefits

12-04-12 OCC Summary of State Benchmark Plan Coverage of Obesity Treatment Services

11/08/12 Obesity Community Reccomendations and State Benchmark Plan Submissions

10-31-12 Coalition Comments regarding FDA Patient-Focused Drug Development

10/24/12 Obesity Community Comments re HHS Oversight of State EHB benchmark Plan Submissions

9/28/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

9/24/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

9/19/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

9/18/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

9/7/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/31/12 State of Kansas Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/31/12 State of Vermont Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/27/12 Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/22/12 State of New Mexico Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/21/12 State of Kentucky Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/20/12 State of Rhode Island Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/17/12 State of New York Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

8/16/12 State of Nebraska Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

8/14/12 State of Utah Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

8/10/12 State of Nevada Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

8/8/12 State of Tennessee Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

8/8/12 State of Maryland Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

8/3/12 State of Colorado Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection 

7/31/12 State of Arizona Public Comment on the Essential Benefit Benchmark Plan Selection

7/10/12 OAC Statement on the Current Climate of Obesity Drug Approval

6/15/12 OAC Letter to Oregon EHB Workgroup

6/1/12 Obesity Community Statement on the Future of Obesity Drugs

5/7/12 OAC Politico Ad for Weight of the Nation 

4/23/12 OAC Comments on Gastric Sleeve NCD

3/28/12 Statement of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) before the Meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Regarding the Role of Cardiovascular Assessment in the Pre-approval and Post-approval Settings for Drugs and Biologics Developed for the Treatment of Obesity

3/15/12 Obesity Alliance Obesity Treatment Coverage Table for HHS suggested State EHB Benchmark Plans (Microsoft Excel file format)

1-31-12 Obesity Care Continuum Comments on December 16, 2011 HHS Essential Health Benefits Bulletin

1-9-12 OAC Sign-on Letter for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2011



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