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Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?

chronic_relatiivism Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:10 AM
This is excellent thinking. Right up there with our system of charging the poor more money for credit. Let's charge healthy people a flat fee, whereas people with conditions will be charged extra (of course) so those with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, people who take drugs (legal and illegal), alcoholics, partake in extreme sports, live in metropolitan areas (increased pollution), people who live in ghettos, people who work dangerous jobs, ie soldiers, police, firemen, etc., Only people who don't need insurance should actually be given a break. Excellent idea. Brilliant.
Thomas2739 Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:16 AM
I find that in your long list of conditions / diseases, you "politically correctly" omitted "Aides". Why is that? A huge add to the cost of yours and my insurance is people who are uninsured and get shot, assaulted in gang fights and illegal aliens, and lastly Medicaid. And how do you know that one would not eventually "need insurance" By that reasoning, why have auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance???

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...