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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Ultimately, what a doctor says is irrelevant. What matters is are you healthy and fit for exercise.

    I was supposed to be 195 lbs according to my doc when I was 205. I was muscular and a very athletic competitive athlete. He actually said I was "overweight".

    Got a new doctor soon after that.
    You don't look overweight at all to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Mainly because you asked this: I have very little idea of what is going on over there.
    But why would you say, SOS just another day? I have not made statements like that before...

    ... and I know what is going on from Fox's point of view, at least.
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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?
    Because you may one day be unhealthy, and if not that, you may one day be old.

    Wouldn't it suck if you became unhealthy tomorrow, due to no fault of your own, and became uninsurable or had to pay a million dollars a year for insurance?

    Of course personally I believe that universal major medical insurance should be provided for every citizen, and funded by the existing tax dollars that are already spent on healthcare, augmented with sin taxes on unhealthy foods or dangerous behaviors.
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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.
    We do have state and federal taxes on alcohol. Maybe we should start using the revenue, along with revenue from all "sins", to pay for universal major medical coverage for every citizen.
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Ultimately, what a doctor says is irrelevant. What matters is are you healthy and fit for exercise.

    I was supposed to be 195 lbs according to my doc when I was 205. I was muscular and a very athletic competitive athlete. He actually said I was "overweight".

    Got a new doctor soon after that.

    Absolutely madness and wrong.

    If a medical doctor says you are overweight then you are officially unhealthy.

    It honestly makes me sick that you people would lie to children and threaten their health with such fallacies.

    Christ..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Ohhhh so you look at those pictures of him and then turn around and claim he's not medically fat eh?


    Okay.

    Guess that's all we need to know about you then.
    DO you have a medical license that would qualify you to determine that someone is obese? If not then you cant say someone is actually obese medically. You may of course state your opinion and perhaps you may be right, but that doesnt mean that your opinion is meaningful.

    BTW if you consider that guy obese then I would venture to say then that most Americans by your opinion are obese making them the norm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Absolutely madness and wrong.

    If a medical doctor says you are overweight then you are officially unhealthy.

    It honestly makes me sick that you people would lie to children and threaten their health with such fallacies.

    Christ..
    Doctors are frequently wrong. thats why they call it "practicing medicine"
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Doctors are frequently wrong. thats why they call it "practicing medicine"

    It's going to be pretty hard to find a doctor that gives a "wrong" obesity diagnosis.......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    But why would you say, SOS just another day? I have not made statements like that before...

    ... and I know what is going on from Fox's point of view, at least.
    Forget it, I'm sorry I said it. That is just an old American slogan or response to the question of what's going on or how are you. We used it all the time at work.
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    Re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    It's going to be pretty hard to find a doctor that gives a "wrong" obesity diagnosis.......
    Any doctor who based their opinion on BMI, without taking into consideration body composition and frame size, is highly likely to be wrong. Which would be most doctors, as BMI is the current medical standard.

    Of course some doctors do have common sense, but they don't dare go against the accepted medical standards due to risk of malpractice litigation.

    I mentioned this earlier, but I am in pretty darned good shape (for someone who will be 50 on his next birthday), and can pretty much kick any 25 year olds arse in the gym, yet I am officially defined as being overweight based upon BMI. I don't know of anyone who has visible abs that would be considered a fatty.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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