Originally Posted by 1fastdoc
You take a look at your insurance premium lately? If you're like most, haven't you wondered why your premium has increased 200% in 15 years while your income only increased 50%? Those are the national numbers.
Keeping people alive into their 70's after they've done so much do destroy their body is expensive.
Don't take this the wrong way. I'm against all the nanny bs such as banning 32 oz soft drinks. People can make their own decisions. Me having to pay for it does get very frustrating though.
Drive like a maniac, pay more for auto insurance.
People who have a body fat of 60% should pay more for their insurance. Sadly, all of those who top the charts above 400 lbs that I've taken care of have been uninsured or on Medicaid. Every last one.
I'll get off my soap box now.
While I do not disagree with your premise, most should ponder why they do not see any "old fat" people (~60 years of age). They almost always take care of the problem themselves by that age.
Even Chris Christie has reached that revelation, no matter how good of "health" his doctors claim he's in now.