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Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?

Barbara3135 Wrote: May 27, 2012 2:58 AM
Don't smokers and the obese have to pay more for insurance already? If they don't, they should. It should be a pre-existing condition. I know that some obese people say they are healthier than some thin people, but I don't believe it. In both smokers and the obese, every organ in their body has to work harder, it eventually hurts their health.
Thomas2739 Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:21 AM
On what basis do you make these assumptions. You might have been reading the article in tabloid magazines. I am a physician of 48 years, and much of the cause effect relationships touted by editorializing medical professionals is BS. But it makes for good selling of magazines and news broadcast, true or not.
Thomas2739 Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:24 AM
To add further, after 48 years, of practicing medicine, I have seen "what caused a disease 30 years ago" has been proven wrong, today, along with outcasting those with the disease 30 years ago.
topknot Wrote: May 27, 2012 10:47 AM
Most of the obese started as a child when parents let their T.V. be the baby sitter and junk food their way of life when mother's got to side tracked to see their children ate healthy and pull them from in front of the T.V to get up and get excerise and do a little work or sports. Children or more or less left to raise themselves. Then the government steps in and tells you what you can do or feed your family.

In our long road trip to my grandfather’s memorial service, we had a conversation I would like to invite you to be a part of. It’s clear that America has an obesity problem. How do we solve it?

Education isn’t working. Will power of people just isn’t strong enough and almost weekly it seems like we get new information on something. One week it’s the Mediterranean diet, the next Paleo and so on.

My opinion is that changing economic incentives will change outcomes. Governments have responded by taxing sugary drinks, candy, and fast food. However, just eating at a...