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Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?

John148 Wrote: May 27, 2012 9:29 AM
I think if fat people cost more in terms of medical care they should cost more to insure but don't think for a minute that's going to make me give up my burgers and wings. Taxes are only going to work if you tax food to the point that no one can afford to eat.
Kruelhunter Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:02 AM
I am willing to state categorically that the purpose of taxing particular foods and behaviors has more to do with generating revenues for government than anything else regardless of any statement by any politician to the contrary. I urge you to examine the actual uses of tobacco and gasoline taxes as just two examples of misappropriation.

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...