OAC Action Center

Policy Issues

Policy Issues

Urge Connecticut Legislators to Support Senate Bill 317 Improving Access to Bariatric Surgery!

ISSUE: Connecticut state senator Eric Berthel (R-32) recently introduced legislation (SB-317), which calls for all health insurance plans in Connecticut to cover bariatric and metabolic surgery. He’s looking for patients and healthcare professionals to voice their support for his legislation – especially prior to the bill being considered during a February 14th public hearing before the Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate. Help us reach out to these key legislators in the Connecticut General Assembly!

OUR ASK: Urge Connecticut Legislators to Support Senate Bill 317 Improving Access to Bariatric Surgery!

DEADLINE: February 14, 2019

ACTION ITEM: Please use our action center to urge your Connecticut Legislators to support Senate Bill 317 improving access to bariatric surgery in your state.

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National Lieutenant Governors Association Resolution on Obesity

ISSUE: The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) will be debating a policy resolution in support of the treatment and prevention of obesity during its upcoming Annual Meeting in New Orleans between June 27-29, 2018. The resolution focuses on reducing obesity stigma, establishing statewide obesity councils and taskforces, supporting additional training for current and future healthcare professionals and supporting access to obesity treatment options for state employees and in other publicly funded healthcare programs.

OUR ASK: Urge your Lieutenant Governor (or equivalent in your state) to Support the Passage of the Resolution

DEADLINE: June 27, 2018

ACTION ITEM: Please use our action center to urge your Lieutenant Governor, or the equivalent in your state, to support the passage of this important resolution.

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