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.
Join us as we hear from federal and state legislators, healthcare providers and people living with obesity to learn about the importance of access to care and promising legislative solutions.
Beth Battaglino, RN-C
President and CEO, HealthyWomen
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-OH (recorded remarks)
Co-Sponsor, Treat and Reduce Obesity (TROA) Act
State Sen. Steven Bradford, D-CA (recorded remarks)
Sponsor, California Obesity Treatment Parity Act
Evening News Anchor, WUSA 9
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
President, Obesity Medicine Association
Chief Medical Officer, knownwell
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Senior Program Manager, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Travis Batts, MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Service Line Lead and Medical Director, Cardiology Clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thank you to our briefing co-sponsors:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Alliance for Women’s Health & Prevention
Association of Black Cardiologists
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Haitian American Nurses Association, Inc
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
National Rural Health Association
Obesity Action Coalition
Obesity Care Advocacy Network
Obesity Medicine Association
This educational resource was created with support from Novo Nordisk.