Background: Tennessee ranks 5th in the nation for obesity rates, with over 38% of its residents having obesity and another 32% having overweight. Now is the time to prioritize obesity care by expanding access to anti-obesity medications for Medicaid recipients. These medications are FDA-approved, and will allow patients and their healthcare providers additional tools in individual their journey to improved health. Prioritizing obesity care is good for businesses, residents, and the state economy. The time to act is now!
Take Action Now: Use OAC’s advocacy tool below to urge Tennessee’s decision makers to support to support SB-674 and HB-1315 which will expand access to obesity treatments.
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