September 15-21, 2019N/A
Today, more than 93 million adult Americans are living with obesity. Many do not know obesity is a disease and that their healthcare provider can help them with weight-loss and maintenance. Others do not have insurance coverage to help them pay for these healthcare options.
Everyone should have access to healthcare. Access should not be limited by a person’s size, weight or economic status. Access to care is not a complicated idea. It can mean different things for different people, but in the end, it is about people getting the help they need to treat obesity.
Access to care begins with seeing obesity as a chronic disease diagnosed by a healthcare provider. Obesity is not someone’s fault or their job to manage alone.
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