TROA 2019 Capitol HillAs of now, the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2019 is making its way through Congress, gaining support from legislators in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The OAC is excited to see so many new and returning elected officials co-sponsoring this critical legislation that would greatly improve access to obesity care and treatment for all Medicare recipients!

What is TROA and What Will it Do?

TROA is a bipartisan bill that will expand insurance coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to include:

  • Screening for and treatment of obesity from a wide range of healthcare providers specializing in obesity care.
  • FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management.

While TROA directly impacts patients with Medicare benefits, it also impacts all of us on a broader level because other insurance plans are often modeled off of Medicare coverage. To learn more about TROA and why the OAC supports this legislation, CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU for Co-sponsoring!

The OAC is excited to hear that as of June 5th, 2019, 11 members of the Senate and 76 members of the House of Representatives have signed-on as co-sponsors of TROA.

THANK YOU to the following legislators:

Senate:

  • Thomas Carper (D – DE) – Original sponsor**
  • Bill Cassidy (R – LA) – Original sponsor**
  • Shelley Moore Capito (R – WV)
  • Christopher Coons (D – DE)
  • Marsha Blackburn (R – TN)
  • Martin Heinrich (D – NM)
  •  Lisa Murkowski (R – AK)
  • Amy Klobuchar (D – MN)
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
  • Todd Young (R – IN)
  • Kevin Cramer (R – ND)

House of Representatives:

  • Ron Kind (D – WI) – Original sponsor**
  • Brett Guthrie (R – KY) – Original sponsor**
  • Raul Ruiz (D – CA)
  • Tom Reed (R – NY)
  • Steve Stivers (R – OH)
  • Adam Schiff (D – CA)
  • Seth Moulton (D – MA)
  • John Katko (R – NY)
  • Will Hurd (R – TX)
  • Bill Johnson (R – OH)
  • Julia Brownley (D – CA)
  • Doris Matsui (D – CA)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R – PA)
  • Brendan Boyle (D – PA)
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (D – DE)
  • Steve Cohen (D – TN)
  • Don Bacon (R – NE)
  • Don Young (R – AK)
  • Tim Ryan (D – OH)
  • Marcia Fudge (D – OH)
  • David Roe (R – TN)
  • Rodney Davis (R – IL)
  • Henry C. “Hank” Johnsons Jr. (D – GA)
  • Terri Sewell (D – AL)
  • Bennie Thompson (D – MS)
  • Yvette Clarke (D – NY)
  • Alcee Hastings (D – FL)
  • Al Lawson Jr. (D – FL)
  • Richard Hudson (R – NC)
  • Zoe Lofgren (D – CA)
  • Michael Turner (R – OH)
  • Bill Foster (D – IL)
  • David Cicilline (D – RI)
  • Peter DeFazio (D – OR)
  • TC Cox (D – CA)
  • Judy Chu (D – CA)
  • Mark Pocan (D – WI)
  • Vicente Gonzalez (D – TX)
  • Jaime Raskin (D – MD)
  • Kurt Schrader (D – OR)
  • David Price (D – NC)
  • Suzan DelBene (D – WA)
  • Bill Long (R – MO)
  • Vicky Hartzler (R – MO)
  • Scott Tipton (R – CO)
  • Gerald Connolly (D – VA)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D – DC)
  • David Joyce (R – OH)
  • Donald Payne (D – NJ)
  • James McGovern (D – MA)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (D – AZ)
  • Ann Kuster (D – NH)
  • Jefferson Van Drew (D – NJ)
  • Joe Cunningham (D – SC)
  • Bruce Westerman (R – AR)
  • Michael Doyle (D – PA)
  • Jimmy Panetta (D – CA)
  • Suzanne Bonamici (D – OR)
  • Denny Heck (D – WA)
  • Pramila Jayapal (D – WA)
  • Grave Meng (D – NY)
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson (D – TX)
  • Joyce Beatty (D – OH)
  • Lee Zeldin (R – NY)
  • Jim Costa (D – CA)
  • Chellie Pingree (D – ME)
  • Chris Collins (R – NY)
  • Stephanie Murphy (D – FL)
  • Bill Flores (R – TX)
  • Mike Quigley (D – IL)
  • Salud Carbajal (D – CA)
  • Bobby Rush (D – IL)
  • Albio Sires (D – NJ)
  • Joe Neguse (D – CO)
  • Adam Kinzinger (R – IL)
  • Filemon Vela (D – TX)
  • Danny Davis (D – IL)
  • Daniel Kildee (D – MI)
  • Jason Smith (R – MI)
  • David McKinley (R – WV)
  • Tony Cardenas (D – CA)
  • Mark Takano (D – CA)

Contact Your Legislators about TROA

If you see the names of your elected officials in your state on the lists above, join the OAC in saying THANK YOU for co-sponsoring TROA! If you don’t see the names of some or all of your elected officials, the OAC makes it quick and easy to reach out to them requesting their support.

Simply visit the OAC Action Center where you’ll find our automated message generator that will send a short note to your state legislators which educates them on TROA and urges them to co-sponsor this crucial legislation. Sending your note is quick and easy! All you have to do is fill out your information, get matched to your legislators, and customize (optional) the generated message if you’d like to make a greater impact. Then just click “Send!” and you’re on your way. Thanks for taking #OACAction!

Contact Your Legislators about TROA