As a health care provider, you have the power to impact the future of obesity care in the U.S. by reaching out to your elected officials to educate them about how obesity is a complex, chronic disease and the importance of making a variety of treatment options available to all Americans.
A vital first step is advocating for the passage of TROA, which was recently reintroduced in Congress.
This legislation would expand Medicare coverage to include screening and treatment of obesity from a diverse range of health care providers who specialize in obesity care, as well as expand coverage of behavioral counseling and FDA-approved prescription drugs for long-term weight management.
Because many private insurance companies model their covered health benefits to reflect Medicare, the passage of TROA could lead to improved obesity care options for all Americans.
You can help lawmakers understand the urgent need for expanded access to affordable, effective obesity treatments and how greater access to these tools will equip you to better care for your patients.
Use the new obesity advocacy toolkit to find the tools and resources you need, including an email template, sample phone script, op-ed template and more, to assist you in reaching out to your elected officials and urging them to support the passage of TROA.
This program is supported by an independent grant from Novo Nordisk.