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Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?

Riff Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:55 AM
This is the dumbest thing I have heard in some time!! People, as you know, come in all shapes and sizes. I happen to be 6'4", and according to some charts, my 230 lb body weight makes me "obese". Really?!! At the recommended weight of 185 lbs, I would be practically a human skeleton, with little strength or energy to perform daily tasks.. First of all, we need to drop the term obesity- it's shock value is long lost due to overuse. Yes, many people are overweight; not so many are actually obese. Obesity is a severe, imminently life threatening condition. Second, we need to stop trying to coerce, bribe, or threaten those whose physical conditions or lifestyles do not meet favorably with our expectations.
Kevin 354 Wrote: May 27, 2012 9:39 AM
I don't really care how fat you are, I'm not going to carry you unless you pay a fair premium.
Jerome49 Wrote: May 27, 2012 10:37 AM
Thomas2739 Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:07 AM
More "thin people" cause more harm to our"system" than overweight people. i.e. thin people with all sorts of diseases, and habits, acquired and hereditary, i.e. assaults, drunk driving, drug addiction, etc, etc. Overweight people stand out from others because of their size, and are "easy to point a finger at". All closely akin to our current group and class warfare today, and the blame game.

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...