Co-Sponsor the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1953/S. 830)
Addressing the obesity epidemic has been a key priority of the Endocrine Society to promote a healthier America. Currently, we are working with Congress on bi-partisan legislation known as the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (H.R.1953/S.830) sponsored by Senators Carper (D-DE) Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Kind (D-WI) and Paulsen (R-MN). If passed, this legislation would:
- Expand the Medicare benefit for intensive behavioral counseling by allowing additional types of health care providers to offer this service.
- Provide coverage of prescription drugs under Medicare Part D for chronic weight management to individuals who are obese or overweight with one more co-morbidities.
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