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Does Congress have the power to mandate obese people join Weight Watchers?

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If you are worried about rising health care prices, it would be much more cost effective to require people to begin a weight loss treatment program that prevents disease rather than wait for them to develop diabetes or heart disease. It would also be a more effective treatment overall to be proactive rather than reactive, just like it is with any other disease.

Being required by the government to do certain things is a nasty prospect, but I could thing of much worse things to be required by the government to do.

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On the bball courts

obese > bmi perfection

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If you are worried about rising health care prices, it would be much more cost effective to require people to begin a weight loss treatment program that prevents disease rather than wait for them to develop diabetes or heart disease. It would also be a more effective treatment overall to be proactive rather than reactive, just like it is with any other disease.

Being required by the government to do certain things is a nasty prospect, but I could thing of much worse things to be required by the government to do.

Give them time, then you won't have to think about it.

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No.

14% of the world is obese (BMI >= 30)

31% of America is obese.

You are just fat. :D

BMI isn't an accurate scale. Body builders are considered obese by their BMI. Even my body fat percentage is borderline unhealthy low but my BMI is 32.

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bodybuilders are an understandable exception to the rule.

but that's 5% of the population at most.

Also I've seen a great many obese people that claim to be "bodybuilders"... they still have a huge gut and they're still obese.

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On the bball courts

obese > bmi perfection

ya against scrubs

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Yes lets get the federal goverment to mandate something the the private sector could encourage by incentives. Fatty takes weight loss course/counceling, fatty gets lower deductable or other insurance benefit.

So tired of people expecting big gov to step in and dictate how a person should live.

The auto insurance analogy is actually a pretty good one. Safe driver benefits, driver education courses lower your rates.

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On the bball courts

obese > bmi perfection

At life

bmi perfection>obese

;)

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At life

bmi perfection>obese

;)

It's not really living when you lose at bball.

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I'd like to add a salient point to this argument:

There is no way 5% of the general population are body builders.

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I'd like to add a salient point to this argument:

There is no way 5% of the general population are body builders.

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+1

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