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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.

Opening Remarks



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




Lesli Foster
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


Michele Tedder
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.