Background: The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency has discontinued coverage of GLP-1 anti-obesity medications for state employees. This is a significant setback for state workers who have been using these medications, and for the entire obesity community. West Virginia ranks FIRST in the nation of states impacted by obesity, with over 41% of our residents affected by obesity and another 33% by overweight. This decision ties the hands of patients and healthcare providers to make the best decisions for their personal journey toward improved health by excluding highly effective and safe treatment options. It is critical to ensure that people with obesity have access to comprehensive obesity care in the same way we treat other diseases.

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