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Obesity is a chronic condition that continues to have an impact on our society. Action must be taken to address this epidemic at all levels — individual, family, community, government, healthcare and insurance. MyBigLife is proud to work with the Obesity Action Coalition to promote a better understanding of obesity and support policies that aim to end discrimination against those affected by obesity. 

Aetna, United Healthcare announce plans to cover new weight loss surgery

Aetna, United Healthcare announce plans to cover new weight loss surgery

Aetna and United Healthcare have announced plans to cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, due to positive research on the relatively new form of weight-loss surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has stated that sleeve gastrectomy is an effective form of treatment for at-risk obese patients.

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Watchdog group calls for Ronald’s retirement

Watchdog group calls for Ronald’s retirement

Corporate watchdog organization Corporate Accountability America is taking aim at Ronald McDonald, claiming the McDonald’s mascot is a tool to market unhealthy food to children.

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Airline denies plans for obesity surcharge

Airline denies plans for obesity surcharge

Air France has denied reports that the airline plans to charge obese passengers who are unable to fit in a single seat.

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Plane Riders Struggle with Obesity

Plane Riders Struggle with Obesity

A picture taken by an American Airlines flight attendant is sparking debate about whether airlines discriminate against larger passengers.

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