'Medicare for All' would require obesity laws

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
The country under single-payer will make former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda taxes and food-nannying look like child's play. Everything from your sugar consumption to your alcohol would become a matter of public regulation, and the public would not only have the power but also the moral right to regulate how people live.

Of the 2.6 million deaths in the U.S. per year, 300,000 are caused by obesity. It's one of the single greatest drivers of avoidable healthcare spending, costing the country around $200 billion annually.

Progressives may call this fat-shaming. But it's really just public health and economics.

 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
Not to mention laws not allowing "high risk activities". I can see things where people get hurt (and cost the government money) being outlawed.

Canada tries to keep people from costing them money with some pretty disturbing PSAs

 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
Fats, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, sodium. It's all going to be open for discussion. Seatbelt usage, motorcycle helmets, BMI, sunscreen spfs have to also be included along with the thousands of other things in our daily life that have a positive or negative impact on your health.
 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
Fats, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, sodium. It's all going to be open for discussion. Seatbelt usage, motorcycle helmets, BMI, sunscreen spfs have to also be included along with the thousands of other things in our daily life that have a positive or negative impact on your health.
No privately owned table saws, no DIY home improvement (back injuries cost alot), no contact sports, the list goes on and on.
 
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