Examples Of Policy Analysis Obesity

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Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Obesity in America is quickly becoming a serious health issue with more than one third of United States (U.S.) adults living with obesity. Obesity can lead to many devastating diseases such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes, many of these are leading causes of preventable deaths (CDC CITE). In an effort to combat obesity in the U.S. a legislative bill has been introduced to congress. H.R. 1953, also known as Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 was introduced to congress on April 4, 2017 and was sponsored by Rep Erik Paulsen (R- MN). More than seventy-six representatives eventually supported the bill. The intent of H.R. 1953 is to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity and for other purposes by amending title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
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Most people have an opinion about overweight people and often jump to conclusion about the reasons a person may be overweight. My personal beliefs about obesity and weight issues may be a bit different than most people as I have suffered with weight issues for most of my adult life. I feel strongly that people and especially healthcare workers should never judge others for any reason and especially not because of someone’s appearance. I value the human body and what it is capable of and I was brought up to believe that we should take care of our bodies and live a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone that is overweight is unhealthy and there are many factors that lead to a person gaining weight. As a nurse, I have seen the devastating health problems that are associated with

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