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Congressional Briefing: Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Treatments for Obesity

Learn about access to care and promising legislative solutions

Your Care

Obesity is a chronic disease that increases risk of other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers. With 4 out of 10 American adults living with obesity, access to and insurance coverage for treatment options are essential.

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) was reintroduced this Congress with the goal of expanding Medicare coverage to include screening for and treatment of obesity, as well as coverage of FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management. Similar legislation is being introduced at the state level as well.

Watch our congressional briefing and hear from federal and state legislators, healthcare providers and people living with obesity about the importance of access to care and promising legislative solutions

Opening Remarks

Beth Battaglino

Beth Battaglino, RN-C
President and CEO, HealthyWomen

\u200bRep. Brad Wenstrup, R-OH

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-OH (recorded remarks)
Co-Sponsor, Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)

State Sen. Steven Bradford, D-CA

State Sen. Steven Bradford, D-CA (recorded remarks)
Sponsor, California Obesity Treatment Parity Act


Lesli Foster
Evening News Anchor, WUSA 9


\u200bAngela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
President, Obesity Medicine Association
Chief Medical Officer, knownwell
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Michele Tedder

Michele Tedder, MSN, RN
Senior Program Manager, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Travis C. Batts, MD, FACC

Association of Black Cardiologists

Thank you to our briefing co-sponsors:

This educational resource was created with support from Novo Nordisk.

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