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Obesity Action Coalition and STOP Obesity Alliance Collaborate on new Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Research
in 2024 New Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 3, 2024

Tampa, Fla., June 3, 2024—The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the STOP Obesity Alliance are proud to announce the release of the “Medicaid Obesity Treatment Coverage Study.” This study is the first to analyze and investigate levels of state Medicaid coverage for obesity treatment options, beyond whether a benefit was covered or not. Healthcare plans
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50+ Patient & Provider Groups Urge the Biden Administration to Provide Comprehensive Care for Obesity
in 2024 New Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on May 28, 2024

Tampa, FL, May 28, 2024 – This week, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with 57 other organizations, delivered a letter to the Biden Administration to call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide access to comprehensive obesity care. The letter to
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls for Minnesota Baseball Team St. Paul Saints to Change Offensive ‘Ozempig’ Mascot Name
in 2024 New Releases, News Releases, OAC Blog on April 1, 2024

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) condemns Minnesota minor league baseball team St. Paul Saints for naming their mascot ‘Ozempig’ and calls for an immediate change. The name mocks Ozempic, a medication primarily indicated for the treatment of diabetes but sometimes used off-label for the treatment of obesity. Diabetes and obesity affect millions
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Obesity Care Week 2024: 10 Years of Changing the Way We Care About Obesity
in 2024 New Releases, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 4, 2024

  Tampa, Fla. – Today, Monday, March 4, marks the beginning of the 10th annual Obesity Care Week, a five-day public awareness campaign aiming to change the way we care by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of the disease of obesity and prioritizes accessible, science-based treatment. With more than 130
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Mobilizes Advocates on Capitol Hill to Mark the Start of Obesity Care Week 2024
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — To kick off Obesity Care Week 2024, more than 60 advocates with the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with more than 70 legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care by urging legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Obesity
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Obesity Action Coalition Advocates on Capitol Hill to Urge Legislators to Prioritize Obesity Care
in 2023 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 30, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, members of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will gather on Capitol Hill to meet with various legislators to express the importance of expanding access to obesity care and urge legislators to co-sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). TROA is a bipartisan bill that will give Medicare-eligible Americans greater access
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Doctors and Advocates Call for Better Testing and Labeling of Drugs for People with Obesity
in 2023 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on November 28, 2023

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 28, 2023 — The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) announces the publication of a “Joint Statement in Support of Closing Gaps in the Drug Approval Process and Drug Labeling for People with Obesity.” The statement is co-signed by the OAC, The Obesity Society, the Stop Obesity Alliance, the Obesity Medicine Association, and the
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Access to Obesity Care Means Better Health: Obesity Action Coalition Applauds the Reintroduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act in Congress
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on July 20, 2023

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) for reintroducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) into the 118th Congress. TROA is a bipartisan bill that directly provides Medicare beneficiaries
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Shifting the Narrative Around Obesity at Obesity Action Coalition’s 2023 Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention
in Events, News Releases, OAC Blog, Uncategorized on May 8, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention was a weekend-long online event designed to help individuals better understand their weight and health. This year, YWM2023-Virtual aimed to shift the narrative around obesity, emphasizing that obesity is not a person’s fault, but each of us has the power to take back control
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Obesity Action Coalition Premieres Insightful Discussion on “The Whale” with Brendan Fraser, Sam Hunter and Obesity Advocates
in Education, Events, News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 17, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is thrilled to announce the premiere of a one-of-a-kind discussion, “The Whale: In Conversation with OAC.” The exchange is a heartfelt and honest conversation between lead actor Brendan Fraser, playwright Sam Hunter and the Obesity Action Coalition volunteers who helped shape the portrayal of someone living with severe obesity for
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