YWM2015 Empowers Attendees and Paves the Way for Future Activism

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) welcomed 575 registrants to the Lone Star State for three full days of education, advocacy and support. In its fourth year, the Your Weight Matters National Convention empowered those in attendance to recognize the complexities of obesity and stand with the OAC. The theme...



More than 100 Members of Congress Ask for Passage of TROA

Tampa, Fla. – The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2015 (HR 2404 and S 1509) continues to gain momentum with 101 members of the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate co-sponsoring this important legislation. The Act, originally introduced by Representatives Paulsen (R-MN); and Kind (D-WI);...



OAC Calls on Public to Stand with them During 10 Year Celebration

Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Public to Stand with them During 10 Year Celebration Offers $10 Memberships for remainder of 2015 – Unveils 10 year anniversary fund Tampa, Fla. – Throughout the month of June, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has celebrated its 10 year anniversary by providing the public...



Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Coalition Applauds Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the leading organizations in the obesity community applauded Senators Carper (D-DE); Cassidy (R-LA); Coons (D-DE), Grassley (R-IA) Heinrich (D-NM); and Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Kind (D-WI); and Paulsen (R-MN) for introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015. The House version was introduced on 5/18/2015...



Puerto Rican Officials Blame Parents of Children with Obesity, Consider Fines

The Obesity Society (TOS) and the OAC comment on a proposed bill in Puerto Rico to fine parents $500-$800 whose children are affected by the disease of obesity. To read TOS and OAC’s comment, please click here.



OAC Applauds the American Medical Association on Supporting Patient Access to Evidence-based Treatments

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) on supporting patient access to evidence-based treatments for the disease of obesity. The passage of AMA’s Resolution 111 – Patient Access to Evidence-based Obesity Services allows for the AMA to support advocacy efforts to improve...



Governor Thompson Brings Together Healthcare Groups for Partnership to Treat Obesity

Former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tommy G. Thompson, Brings Together Healthcare Organizations to Partner on Increasing Access to Safe and Effective Obesity Treatments  Atlanta, GA – Today, more than 93 million Americans are impacted by the disease of obesity; however, a majority of...



OAC in the News

The OAC received a great deal of media attention this week regarding the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act and the American Medical Association’s classification of obesity as a disease. To view the various media stories covering the OAC and these two topics, please click the below links: CNN  Newsmax...



Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013

Tampa, Fla. – On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. “This legislation will provide Medicare recipients and their healthcare providers with meaningful tools to treat and...



May 2013 – News from the OAC

Advocacy in Action on Capitol Hill An important focus of the OAC is to support our members and others affected by obesity. With changes to healthcare on the horizon, OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski is working tirelessly to encourage legislation that includes coverage for medically-managed weight-loss options. Joined...



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