thanks to Wisconsin Democrat Ron Kind.
Kind has introduced a bill that would commandeer your health insurer to report to the federal government the body mass index (BMI) - i.e., height and weight - of your children every year from age 2 to 18
States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis
Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on May. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 1:37 PM on May. 14, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on May. 14, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on May. 14, 2010
It is not the governments job to teach our kids good eating habits or to keep their weight down to a reasonable level. Its the parents job. Its pretty basic-eat healthy, normal portions and exercise....is it that complex?
Answer by ABusyBee at 1:40 PM on May. 14, 2010
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Answer by matthewscandi at 1:44 PM on May. 14, 2010
This bears repeating again:
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny" - Thomas Jefferson
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:44 PM on May. 14, 2010
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