Have you ever struggled to receive obesity treatment, whether it was due to little or no insurance coverage or issues with an employer or healthcare provider? If not you, what about a family member, friend, or co-worker? This is a common issue for many people living with obesity because weight bias can be found all throughout the healthcare system! In this episode, we’ll break down the complex topic of “Access to Care” with OAC’s President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, and Co-Chair of OAC’s Access to Care Committee, Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS. Then we’ll show you what you can do to stand up and be an advocate!
This episode will also dive deeper into a different issue in obesity that is currently dominating headlines: rising childhood obesity rates. We will welcome special guest Liz Paul — an active OAC Member and parent who is personally navigating this issue in her family — to help us explore this topic from a parent’s perspective with factors that don’t always make headlines.