Victory! Delaware Approves Anti-Obesity Medication Coverage for State Employees
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on March 10, 2023

This week, Delaware legislators approved coverage for anti-obesity medications for state employees. Delaware ranks 25th in states impacted by obesity. Almost 34% of adults in Delaware have obesity, and almost 35% of adults have overweight. (Learn more from our Delaware Obesity Fact Sheet). The Obesity Action Coalition believes that obesity is a complex, chronic disease
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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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