H.R.1953 - Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 04/05/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1953 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/05/2017)
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
This bill allows coverage, under Medicare, of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity furnished by providers other than primary care physicians and practitioners.
Additionally, it allows coverage under Medicare's prescription drug benefit of drugs used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss management for individuals who are overweight.