OAC Encourages Misguided "Real Time" Host Bill Maher to Recognize Shaming People with Obesity is Not Acceptable and Does Not Help Those Affected Address their Weight and Health
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on April 22, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a 58,000 member-strong nonprofit organization, is cautioning comedian Bill Maher to recognize that obesity is a serious health issue and not leverage weight bias, in any situation, as a tactic to encourage healthy behaviors. During the August 18th episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, Mr. Maher used
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OAC Applauds U.S. Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act 2017
in 2017 News Releases, News Releases on April 6, 2017

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauded Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) for introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2017 (S830) (HR1953). This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional treatment tools to help seniors address their overweight
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OAC Convention Scholarship Program Receives a Matching Gift Partner
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Tampa, Fla. – The OAC’s Your Weight Matters National Convention, the largest National meeting dedicated to providing scientific-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, is excited to announce Geisinger Health System as a Convention Scholarship Program Matching Gift Partner. The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a
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