STOP Obesity Alliance submits Essential Benefits recommendations

September 24, 2011

Health reform is an ideal platform to make progress in how we support the treatment and prevention of obesity and related health problems.

My colleague, Christine Ferguson, wrote a Huffington Post article describing the recommendations we submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the inclusion of obesity services in the essential benefits package for health reform.

Our position:

No obesity services should be summarily excluded from the EHB package and obesity should be given the same consideration as any other health condition, particularly with regard to coverage and cost-sharing.

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