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 removing the age restrictions for coverage of anti-obesity medications for TennCare recipients. These medications are FDA-approved, and will allow patients and their healthcare providers additional tools along 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 lawmakers to ensure that funding for anti-obesity medications for adults over the age of 21 are covered under TennCare in the budget.

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