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Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) will host an Advocacy Day to encourage support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA), which will be reintroduced earlier that week. Attendees will meet with Capitol Hill staff between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM and also have the opportunity to participate in a late afternoon Political Action Committee (PAC) reception to honor a Senator or…
In this issue: 2018 Election Results: Democrats To Control House, OAC Gives Keynote Speech at NLGA Business Meeting, STOP Obesity Alliance Researchers Publish Updated Findings on Obesity Coverage in Medicaid and State Employee Plans, New Guidance Could Further Erode ACA Patient Protections, Update on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, and, CMS Delays Controversial Medicare Payment Changes.
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NASHVILLE, TN – Nov. 15, 2018 – West Virginia and Mississippi may have the two highest obesity rates in the nation but rank 25th and 45th in the country when it comes to the number of weight-loss surgeries per capita, and have two of the worst state economies, according to a new analysis…
Patients with severe obesity who get weight-loss surgery cut their risk of developing coronary heart disease by about 40 percent, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers who presented their findings* today at ObesityWeek℠ 2018
People with diabetes and severe obesity who had metabolic surgery were much less likely to die from diabetes or any other cause than those who received drug therapy alone, according to a new meta-analysis by German researchers who presented their findings today at ObesityWeek℠ 2018
New Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery May Have Protective Effect After Heart Failure
Patients who have previously undergone weight-loss or bariatric surgery, and later suffer unrelated heart failure, cut their risk of dying in half compared to those who did not have surgery, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic researchers who presented their findings* today at ObesityWeek℠ 2018