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People with disabilities and diseases have to pay more. My dad has epilepsy and my sister`s autistic, and we have to pay more for our family health insurance in comparison to other families because of it.
So why shouldn`t fat people pay more? Makes perfect sense, especially because they`re bringing it on themselves.
(Oh, and I KNOW there are "exceptions" but, let`s face it, most of the obese out there are obese because they aren`t putting forth the effort to not be obese.)
"I bet your asthma would greatly improve with weight loss."
I`ve had this condition since I was three. Ironically, it`s better than it used to be."
And I bet it would improve even more with weight loss.
This is just another scam. What is the definition of obese?
Giant heart attacks from fatty food that require you to be hooked up to various expensive machines, receiving individualized care in a hospital for many days, however... that`ll cost you a bit more than vitamins and milk.
@Djer: discrimination only counts for "protected classes." "Fat" and "ugly" are not protected classes and can be discriminated against by whatever unsavory individuals that choose to. :-(
What you can do is offer rebates for stuff. Everyone is charged the same amount, but those who exercise, belong to a gym, take dance...get a $25 rebate.
Itâ€™s about time people who stay in shape and look their bodies get a financial reward.
And for the comments regarding gaining weight no matter how little you eat, get your self over to a university and ask them to study you, youâ€™re breaking the Laws of thermodynamics, you maybe the answer to our worlds energy issues.
Fattest country in the world.99% of fat people CAN help. 99% of the time it`s NOT glandular (when it is, it is usually apparent at very young ages).
I`ve had this condition since I was three. Ironically, it`s better than it used to be.
It sounds like if they can prove they`ve taken steps to address health problems by 2011 they won`t be affected. I wonder what the language of the bill is. I`m with dang007 on his definition of health insurance as well.
I bet your asthma would greatly improve with weight loss.
Yes just like every other type of insurance in the world. They are NOT raising health care cost only the health insurance. Insurance by its very nature is a shared risk system, where by general trends are used to determine risk and relative rates. In my opinion, employer sponsored health care has removed this mechanism from health insurance for too long.
Is this policy correct, I really do not know. But people need to start thinking about it.
If you`ve crashed your car before, would you think it `unfair` that you have to pay more insurance? No. Same logic applies here.
If I were obese, I would expect that.
I, however, fall into the category of obese people who can`t help it because they can`t stop stuffing their face.
You could argue the point that once people are addicted to nicotine, they can`t help it, either.
Nicotine`s a hell of a drug.
Can it work like carbon emissions? As in because I`m underweight, and fully healthy, can I sell what I don`t have?... if that made any sense whatsoever.