Obesity: It’s the State’s Problem, Not Yours

From Nanci Hellmich, USA Today, headline: “Obesity Could Affect 42% of Americans by 2030.” By the way, did I put this in the right order? I’m asking myself the question. A story from yesterday, Snerdley, I told you about it. I didn’t get to it. I didn’t put it in the right order. Let me find it. I will find it. “A new forecast on obesity in America has health experts fearing a dramatic jump in health care costs if nothing is done to bring it under control.” Well, that opening sentence has so many See, I Told You So’s in it that I don’t know where to start.

One of the most glaring See, I Told You So’s is that once they get health care implemented, that’s the way that they control every aspect of your life, including what you eat and what you can’t eat, where you can eat it and where you can’t and so forth, because of the impact your eating will have on health care costs. If your eating leads to your obesity, then that means you’re likely to get type 2 diabetes and maybe more susceptible to heart attacks and early death or disease. We have to take care of you. It’s not gonna be cost efficient. So they’re gonna control what we eat on the basis that if we become obese, the costs on the health care system are unacceptable.



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