Kolber to Speak at “MM+M Transform: The Patient, Provider, and Payer Engagement Matrix,” on April 3, 2024

Manatt Health Partner Michael Kolber will speak on a panel session titled, “Moving Toward Weight-Loss Equity,” at the upcoming MM+M Transform Conference from 10-10:50 am EST on April 3, 2024.

Some 42% of U.S. adults and 20% of children and adolescents have obesity, according to the CDC. Yet Medicare and Medicaid are still bound by a 2003 law that excludes coverage of medicine for weight loss. With commercial insurers usually following the lead of the public ones, the new GLP-1 obesity drugs remain out of reach for many patients. Now that science has gained a better understanding of obesity’s various metabolic implications and potential downstream health benefits - from cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes to liver disease and certain types of cancer - additional indications for these drugs are on the way. What will it take for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to rethink this policy?

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