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OAC Applauds Medicare’s Expansion of Coverage
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on February 21, 2006

Tampa, FL – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will expand its national coverage policy for obesity surgery. The new policy applies to all Medicare recipients including those more than 65 years old and Medicare disabled. The policy expands the surgery options to include open and laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic
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Debut Issue of OAC Newsletter Now Available
in 2005 News Releases, News Releases on November 11, 2005

Tampa , FL – As part of its continuing commitment to provide educational resources for those affected by obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to debut its quarterly newsletter, titled OAC News. OAC News is an educational and advocacy newsletter designed specifically for patients. The newsletter is also a useful tool for professionals to help educate their
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OAC Calls on Wal-Mart to Renounce Discrimination against Employees with Obesity
in 2005 News Releases, News Releases on November 9, 2005

Tampa , FL – On November 2, 2005, the OAC issued a letter to S. Robson Walton, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., urging the company to renounce their proposed discriminatory healthcare statements in a recent memo, titled “Reviewing and Revising Wal-Mart’s Benefits Strategy,” which discusses projected changes to employee benefits
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