Louisiana Advocacy Action on Obesity Treatment

Dr. Moore with Senator David Heitmeier on the Louisiana Senate floor.Dr. Moore joined Senator David Heitmeier on the Louisiana Senate floor to advocate for SB173, a bill proposed by Senator Heitmeier to mandate insurance coverage of morbid obesity treatment. She held the floor for about 6 minutes, between minute marks 16 and 22, to make a compelling case for covering the cost of obesity treatment rather then it’s end stage consequences.

Make no mistake, the state of Louisiana is paying for those consequences. You’re paying for the dialysis treatment for the diabetic. You’re paying for the cancer treatment. You’re paying for joint replacements. And so, if you would allow us to do obesity treatment early on in life we can head off the end stage consequences of obesity.

Dr. Moore

Watch her full statement as recorded between minute marks 16 and 22 on April 29, 2015 during the Insurance Committee meeting held on the Louisiana State Senate website.