Morgan Downey, STOP Alliance Policy Advisor, weighs in on where Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is today as it moves closer to the key date, October 1, 2013. What do you need to know? Individual mandate? State exchanges? Essential health benefits?
Recent, and now recently controversial, statistics have celebrated some good news about obesity rates. Even if a modest improvement has been made, obesity and type 2 diabetes continue to be prevalent, pervasive and among the greatest causes of premature death in the U.S. and the Western world.
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View Dr. Richard H. Carmona’s, 17th U.S. Surgeon General and the Alliance’s Health and Wellness Chairperson, letter of support for the Essential Health Benefits Task Force recommendations here.
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity.
The STOP Obesity Alliance will foster change in society's perceptions of, and approaches to, preventing and treating obesity in the context of the real-world environment in which we live.
The STOP Obesity Alliance is directed by Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H., director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness and faculty member at The George Washington University's School of Public Health & Health Services.