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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Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2023!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on February 27, 2023

Obesity Action Coalition is a proud Founding Champion of Obesity Care Week (OCW).  OCW2023 kicks off today, and we need your support to make an impact. Obesity is a complex, chronic, recurring disease affecting more than 2 billion people globally. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized, and in many
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Empowering Patients and Changing Obesity Care Policy
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 19, 2023

An Interview with Chris Gallagher, OAC’s Policy Consultant For Chris Gallagher, advocating for people affected by obesity is a full-time job. He spends his workdays meeting with government officials in Washington, DC., educating policymakers, and advocating to improve the way society understands and treats obesity. As a policy consultant for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC),
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OAC Members in Connecticut Urge State Representatives to Expand Access to Care
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on February 16, 2023

This week, OAC Members living in Connecticut took #OACAction by urging state representatives to support Senate Bill (SB) 977 and (SB) 976, which would require broader health insurance coverage for bariatric and metabolic surgery and FDA-approved anti-obesity medications (AOMs). So far, OAC Members have sent nearly two thousand letters calling on key leaders in Connecticut
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Medical Professionals Tampa Bay Magazine Features Article Written by OAC’s VP of Marketing and Communications, James Zervios
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom, Uncategorized on January 14, 2021

In the January 2021 issue of Medical Professionals Tampa Bay magazine will be featuring an article about weight bias in healthcare titled “Obesity Action Coalition (OAC): Changing the World for People With Obesity.” This article was written by OAC’s VP of Marketing and Communications, James Zervios, and discusses the harmful impact of weight bias in
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