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August 2020 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 8/3/2020

Prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

In this report: Senators Call on CMS to Update Medicare Coverage, OCAN Calls on Congressional Leadership to Act on TROA Among Pandemic, and more.

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July 2020 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 7/2/2020

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East Meets West in the Fight Against COVID-19 in America’s Epicenter

Posted 7/1/2020

Trauma and bariatric surgeon Matthew Martin, MD completed five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, but not even a war zone could compare to the harsh realities of a frenetic New York City hospital at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April.

“It was the worst mass casualty scene I have ever seen. We were seeing overwhelming numbers of patients who were gravely ill, and resources were limited,” said Dr. Martin who recently…

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July 2020 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 7/1/2020

Prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

In this report: TROA Cosponsors Highlight Obesity/COVID Link, OCAN Comments on HELP Committee Pandemic White Paper, and more.

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Volunteering on the Frontlines at the Epicenter of the Pandemic in the U.S.

Posted 6/25/2020

In April as New York City hospitals were becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, bariatric surgeon Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, who serves as a scholar-in-residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, decided she couldn’t stay on the sidelines any longer and instead volunteered to go to the frontlines of the pandemic in the United States.

“I live in northern California, which was the first part of the country to shelter…

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ASMBS Statement on Racial Injustice

Posted 6/8/2020

The brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless untold others have triggered widespread outrage. These atrocities cast a bright light on the lack of respect and value for Black lives. We at ASMBS are heartbroken that racism remains a pervasive and systemic problem in our country today.

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June 2020 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 6/5/2020

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