March 3rd – All insurance plans should include access to comprehensive obesity healthcare coverage that is not limited by size, weight or economic status. A lack of obesity healthcare negatively impacts the health and well-being of people with obesity. For this reason, we are excited to announce that The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) has been reintroduced into the 117th Congress by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) in the Senate and Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) in the House, respectively. Now, it’s time to strengthen the bill’s Congressional support and urge legislators to help improve access to obesity care by cosponsoring the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act and pushing for the final passage of the legislation.
This bill would expand Medicare coverage to include screening and treatment of obesity from a diverse range of healthcare providers who specialize in obesity care. The bill would also include coverage of FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management.
To learn more about TROA and how you can help, please visit ObesityCareWeek.org/TROA for more information.
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