Access to Care

Access to Care Resources

The OAC encourages YOU to become advocates for change. Obesity is a complex disease. Individuals affected by obesity often experience a wide variety of other health conditions, which include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, sleep apnea and many more. Individuals affected by obesity can impact how others view obesity and impact decision makers. Help us to eliminate the bias associated with this disease, and make sure that obesity is treated as a disease, allowing for increased access to safe and effective medical treatment.

Below, you will find various resources to help YOU advocate for access to care!

Coverage Fact Sheets
Ready to write your letter or speak to your legislator or employer about increasing access to obesity treatments, such as bariatric surgery or medical weight management, but not sure where to get some hard-hitting facts about obesity? Look no further, OAC Coverage Fact Sheets offer you a wealth of information to help you strongly articulate your points. Read more here!

OAC Insurance Guide
The OAC has created a helpful resource to help you navigate your insurance policy when seeking bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. To view this in-depth guide, please click here.

State Fact Sheets
Curious how obesity impacts your state? The OAC has developed state fact sheets to help you learn more about obesity in your state. Use this valuable information in your advocacy efforts! To view all state fact sheets, click here.

State  Resources
Whether you are advocating for access to care or trying to help a loved-one learn more about their state’s health programs, the “State Resource” section can help you identify important agencies such as your state’s department of insurance, medicaid agency and more. Check it out here!

To contact your state’s elected officials, click here.

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