A bill in the state Senate (S. Carolina) would charge fat public workers an extra 25 bucks a month, tying the fee to employees’ body mass index, which is a measurement of weight and height. So is this fair? Should obese people pay more health insurance? Obesity is an epidemic apparently.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on Jun. 4, 2009 in Health
Yes. It's legitimately a medical problem that puts you more at risk for health problems. It IS an epidemic--it kills more Americans every year than anything else, including smoking. Actually recent studies have equated being obese as an equal health risk to smoking, and smokers have to pay extra for their insurance.
Answer by aurorabunny at 1:29 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
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Answer by aurorabunny at 2:02 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
Yes. Unless they have Hyperthyroidism or Cushing syndrome, both of which can be diagnosed and account for only 1% of the obese in America, they are making the CHOICE to be obese and should be charged for it (and its affects) just like smokers and alcoholics are. And no I am not hating on obese people.. my mom is obese, I have obese family members, I WAS obese after having my babies until I took control of my life again.
Overeating and lack of exercise is a choice we make... we as a nation need to stop hiding and start realizing that it IS as much of a choice as drinking, smoking, doing drugs.. its just as addictive, and it is just as dangerous.
Answer by LuminousMom at 3:03 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
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