Liberty? Are you kidding? (horrifyingly you're not)
How is it Liberty that fit Americans have to pay for fat Americans deteriorating health? It isn't fair.
I don't want to pay more money for a routine doctors appointment at age 26 because the healthcare industry bases their charges off 230 pound 55 year old's who've never exercised in their lives. What about my Liberty? Why can't the Hospital just charge you more for being fat and I pay less and have more of my own money for my own interests? That sounds more like Liberty to me.
Where and how you choose to live is a much better indicator of your future general health picture, mixed in with your genetic profile.
But at 26 what medical services do you actually use? Unless you have been injured or have some disease you dont really need any medical services. You will need medical services when you start ages (when are not so wet behind the ears). The older insurance customers have already paid dearly to insurance companies through out their life. I know that Have paid a great deal of my income to insurance companies. And you will too. And when I was 26 there were fat people too. What you are saying is that people other than yourself dont deserve to pay the same amount for a service that you have because you have a opinion about them.
In the bold above shows that you are just being emotional and not rational. Really fat people dont live very long.
And yes, you do have a point that you can make all of the right choices and still wind up with an expensive disease. That's why we all have to have insurance. You can make all the right choices behind the wheel, too, and still be creamed by one of the imbeciles we all see every day on the highways.
As for universal care (your other post), yes, I'd support a universal catastrophic cost sort of policy that would cover everyone for the simple reason that it could save a ton of money. It may not be a libertarian position, but it certainly is a practical issue.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Before Obamacare, if one was purchasing their health insurance individually rather than obtaining it through their employer's group plan, obese people (of a certain % of "obese") were denied insurance all together. No more though.