Background: Virginia ranks 23rd in the nation for obesity rates, with over 34% of its residents having obesity and another 33% having overweight. Now is the time to prioritize obesity care by expanding access to obesity treatment, NOT adding new hurdles for patients and their healthcare providers. Anti-obesity medications are FDA-approved, and will allow patients and their healthcare providers additional tools in their journey toward improved health. Medical decisions should be between a patient and their healthcare provider. The time to act is now!

Take Action Now: Use OAC’s advocacy tool below to urge Virginia’s decision makers to oppose SB-30 and HB-30 which will restrict access to obesity treatments based on BMI.

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