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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Wrong.

    What I and most rational, normal weight Americans want is simply for medically judged (by a doctor) obese Americans to be told:

    "Hi, Sir or M'am, your medical file says medically obese so the charge will be $300.00 today. Thank you."

    and then

    "Hi Sir or Ma'm, your medical file says normal medical weight for age, so the charge will be $150.00 today. Thank you."


    THAT is what we want.
    I dont care what you want.

    We do not want to keep being charged to pay for your daily box of sugar donuts and Twinkies via increased medical bills for all.

    I dont really like sweets buddy, never really have. But, your ignorant judgement of who is a medical burden is another of your opinions that I dont care about.

    Many visually fit people are not always fit medically. If the goal is to lower medical insurance premiums, rather than singling out fat people who you judged to be a burden. Why not just state that the burdens should be billed more for their burden to the collective group that they are burdening?


    Did you know that if you pay in advance for a medical procedure that you can pay less then what insurance companies normally pay? You can also negotiate with your doctor on what you will pay. Since you like big font: The main problem is the insurance companies not fat people. Charging the obese more, will not lower your insurance bill. The problem is because people think that paying a insurance company will save them money. But the reality is that Insurance companies are not losing money, they are not folding and going under. Medical Insurance is big business and have their own lawyers and financial advisers, they dont need people like you on their side or to make decisions for them.

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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes. Fat people should, as should smokers and others that engage in unhealthy activities. We should monitor those that eat MacDonald's too much, that buy too much Pepsi and eat large tubs of popcorn at the movies too.
    And how much, exactly, should we allow the government, who runs the healthcare system now, crawl up our butts monitor and dictate our lives?

    Not at all, would be my response, but what about yours? How much of the entire electorate's freedom of choice are you willing give up?
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    And how much, exactly, should we allow the government, who runs the healthcare system now, crawl up our butts monitor and dictate our lives?

    Not at all, would be my response, but what about yours? How much of the entire electorate's freedom of choice are you willing give up?
    I am not sure... some if we are forced to get a health care system. The people that cost the most should pay the most. I am a very healthy and athletic 30 something year-old man and am never sick to boot. Why should I pay as much as others that are not as healthy?
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am not sure... some if we are forced to get a health care system. The people that cost the most should pay the most. I am a very healthy and athletic 30 something year-old man and am never sick to boot. Why should I pay as much as others that are not as healthy?
    A fundamental of insurance is the spreading of cost and risk across larger populations.

    If you go down the route that you are talking about, aren't we going to end up at fee for service? Isn't that one of the reasons that heath care costs have gotten / are out of control?
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes. Fat people should, as should smokers and others that engage in unhealthy activities. We should monitor those that eat MacDonald's too much, that buy too much Pepsi and eat large tubs of popcorn at the movies too.

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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    People who drink alcohol should pay higher fees too then. You must drink UNDER a certain amount of alcohol or abstain from it completely. Let's see how people like THAT one.

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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    A fundamental of insurance is the spreading of cost and risk across larger populations.

    If you go down the route that you are talking about, aren't we going to end up at fee for service? Isn't that one of the reasons that heath care costs have gotten / are out of control?
    I don't even live in the USA anymore... the health care system was a joke before now and now, I have very little idea of what is going on over there.
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't even live in the USA anymore... the health care system was a joke before now and now, I have very little idea of what is going on over there.
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    People who drink alcohol should pay higher fees too then. You must drink UNDER a certain amount of alcohol or abstain from it completely. Let's see how people like THAT one.
    I drink because of my ex-wife... she will have to pay my increase because I am unemployed and not looking for work... on the other hand, I am single. What are you doing this weekend?
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