Short post today as I was away the entire weekend.
I have a handful of friends who either have no health coverage or limited health coverage. Their biggest issue isn’t being fat (some of them aren’t) but affordable access to life-functioning drugs. I am very pro setting up universal health care. There is no reason a person shouldn’t go without the treatment they need without bankrupting them. I think the Affordable Health Care Act is a step in the right direction but it isn’t enough and there are issues concerning the treatment of fat people.
Screening and counseling for obesity has to be covered with no patient cost-sharing (co-payments, co-insurance or deductibles) by most insurers under the preventive services benefit of the Affordable Care Act, says Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for America's Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association representing the health insurance industry.
This is a waste of time and money. No diet program has been proved to work for the majority of people in the long run. This is merely extra business for the diet industry.
Right now it’s just being offered. Companies like CVS, Michelin tires are showing that soon it will be mandatory to lose weight.