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Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-loss Surgery

This guide is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge needed to successfully work with their insurance provider and become an advocate for change. It offers readers information discussing the effects of obesity and severe obesity, tips for working with your insurance provider, detailed information concerning the treatment options available for severe obesity and much more.

This is an excellent tool for people who are affected by severe obesity and seeking weight-loss surgery. People rely on their insurance provider to assist them in the process of seeking access to safe and effective medical treatment. Many times this process can be difficult when working with insurance providers. In addition, the process can often seem complicated, and physically and emotionally draining.

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People living with obesity deserve to have their stories told, and OAC fights to ensure those stories are told with dignity and respect. Learn about OAC’s work with the film “The Whale” and how we hope our participation influences the representation of obesity in future films.

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