Navigation Links
STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force urges HHS to give obesity equal weight in essential health benefits
Date:8/30/2011

"A major intent of the ACA is to control health care spending and increase access to necessary services for those who need it most," said Alliance Director Christine Ferguson, J.D. "With America's rising obesity rates leading to worsening health outcomes and equally alarming cost projections, leaving obesity unaddressed is both unsustainable and unacceptable."

At the core of the Task Force's recommendations is the tenet that obesity and weight-related interventions should receive the same consideration as any other health condition. The Task Force noted that while more research is needed, there are evidence-based obesity and obesity-related chronic disease prevention, treatment and management services available that could and should be covered as a way to stem the obesity epidemic.

Specifically, the recommendations propose that:

  • No obesity prevention, treatment or management services should be summarily excluded from the new essential health benefits package coverage requirements under the ACA;
  • All evidence-based preventive services be covered;
  • All preventive benefits be covered with no or reduced cost-sharing; and
  • All evidence-based treatments for obesity be covered with reasonable cost-sharing.

Federal, evidence-based recommendations underpin the Task Force's proposal to include obesity services in the EHB. The Task Force cites recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as part of the evidence base for including these services.

Obesity affects one-third of U.S. adults and is linked to increasing the risk of more than 20 chronic diseases and health conditions, including diabetes, that cause devastating consequences and increased mortality. "Including obesity-related services as part of the EHB has potential to improve the health of millions of Americans," said Ferguson, "especially those that are currently medically unders
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina Mangiaracina
gmangiaracina@ccapr.com
202-609-6003
Chandler Chicco Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study
2. Could a tumor suppressor also fight obesity?
3. Obesity Costing States Billion in Yearly Medical Expenses
4. Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Childs Asthma Risk
5. Positive impact of growing public awareness of obesity epidemic
6. Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study
7. School obesity-prevention curriculum can reduce medical costs
8. Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain
9. Obesity counseling should focus on neurobehavioral processes, not personal choice, researchers say
10. WU studies obesity, cancer link with $9.2 million grant
11. Hutchinson Center receives $8.2M to coordinate obesity and cancer consortium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... an $8,000,000 five-year U-54 grant from the National ... cancer program aimed at understanding the reasons behind ... populations. The grant encompasses several objectives including:, ... of Guam, Increase the number of minority scientists ...
... world-leading publisher of medical information products and services, announced ... (PUMP) it has donated over 5,000 books to medical ... is supported by the Development Centre for Medical Science ... is in line with the spirit of the healthcare ...
... disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, ... Childhood cancer survivors are 20 percent to ... siblings or people in the general population, a U.S. ... struggle to fully participate in our society because of ...
... Worries are justified, say hearing loss experts who urge prevention ... are typically long -- and get longer when their children ... fears about hearing loss. , Parents, in fact, worry more ... other health-related issues, including ear infections, sleep problems and asthma, ...
... announced that independent laboratory testing has conclusively demonstrated that the ... H1N1 virus. Testing was conducted using the Puerto Rico ... is an influenza A H1N1 seasonal strain and is a ... purification system treats indoor air with a proprietary process that ...
... Ill., Oct. 8 If you watched the 2009 season ... Saad,s "cooking without borders" style combines flavorful and unexpected ingredients ... the celebration of World Egg Day on Oct. 9, America,s ... that same global and charismatic style as a spokesperson for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:University of Guam Cancer Research Center receives $8M grant 2Health News:Elsevier's Health Sciences Division and Peking University Medical Press cooperate on book donation 2Health News:Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry 2Health News:As Teens Plug In, Parents Fret 2Health News:As Teens Plug In, Parents Fret 3Health News:Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus Destroyed by Innovative Air Treatment Technology 2Health News:'Food Network' Star Jeffrey Saad Teams Up with Omelet King Howard Helmer 2Health News:'Food Network' Star Jeffrey Saad Teams Up with Omelet King Howard Helmer 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... report is available in its catalogue: ... for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus ... STUDY OBJECTIVES ... the very important aspects in today,s growth ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... to report results for the fourth quarter of 2013 ... the results is scheduled for release after the close ... Management will hold a conference call to ... fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2013 ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner ... Virginia is the first in Loudoun County ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, is ... husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. "As ... oxygen when air is thin," states Dr Barnes. She goes on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2
... and SYDNEY, Nov. 11, 2010 HeartWare International, Inc. ... innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that ... announced that CEO Doug Godshall is scheduled to make ... Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 17, at 1:15 ...
... 11, 2010 ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first ...
Cached Medicine Technology:HeartWare to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 4Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 5Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 6Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 7Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 8Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 9Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 10Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 11Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 12Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 13Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 14
Rhoton #12 straight point needle semisharp, titanium....
Micro 2000, micro scissors micro 2000 supercut....
Micro 2000 suture forceps light-weight instruments with blue-colored anodized round handles, extremely light weight, well balanced, easy to handle, fatigueless working, easy to maintain, corrosion-re...
Mini blades....
Medicine Products: