Obesity is an epidemic, but it doesn’t have to be. Despite being a preventable and treatable disease, nearly 1 in 3 Americans live with obesity — affecting Black and Latino adults at a higher rate. As more contagious COVID variants emerge, obesity is one of the most dire health equity issues facing our nation.
Outdated Medicare laws put comprehensive care out of reach for people living with obesity, by excluding FDA-approved anti-obesity medications from Medicare Part D coverage. Yet, this has life or death consequences. The evidence is clear: obesity is a chronic disease that requires medical treatment. It's time we act that way.
The Obesity Care Now campaign is leading the fight to modernize Medicare policies and allow it to provide obesity care now.
Grassroots momentum is growing to provide Obesity Care Now but we need your help to turn this energy into action. Join us by calling on Congress to address health inequity and increase access to comprehensive obesity care.
Despite this devastating crisis, people hold an outdated — and dangerous — view of obesity, assuming it is simply an issue of individual behaviors rather than a disease.
De-stigmatizing obesity starts with a conversation. Share our graphic and video with your network to show your support for #ObesityCareNow: