Jim Goad writes:
The CDC says that in 2008, obesity-related medical costs totaled nearly $150 billion. Last year the AMA declared that obesity is a disease rather than a result of poor decisions. One wouldn’t exactly be fatheaded to suspect that the medical costs of this new “disease” will be borne by all American citizens under Obamacare whether they’re big fat fatties themselves or not.
I find this unacceptable. It’s not my fault that you treated your body like a fast-food dumpster for decades, and I shouldn’t have to pay for your quadruple bypass. (…)
I say we start a broad-based movement that accepts no one until they prove themselves worthy of acceptance. Let’s reject and shame everyone straight out of the gates until we’re given reason to act otherwise. Acceptance would be earned rather than expected. It would be a better world.