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

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

    Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs?




    Last edited by Ryan5; 06-20-14 at 05:43 PM.

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

    What about epileptics? Or mentally retarded? Or diabetics?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What about epileptics? Or mentally retarded? Or diabetics?

    Some of those aren't preventable.....

    How can you even begin to compare those??? Tells us a lot about your intelligence..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs?
    In addition to Crue Cab's list of medical conditions, how about professional race car drivers? Professional wrestlers? Boxers? Olympic skiers? Bunge jumpers? Parachutists? Bad drivers? Alcoholics? People who drive motor cycles? People who get X-number of speeding tickets? Traffic accidents?


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

    People who are overweight, people who do drugs, people who smoke, people who engage in hazardous activities (motorcycle racing, base jumping), people who refuse to exercise, all should pay more for health care.

    People who have medical conditions that they can't change through a change of lifestyle should not.

    The rationale is to provide an incentive to change unhealthy lifestyle choices.
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    re: Should medically judged fat people pay higher medical costs? [W:87]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The rationale is to provide an incentive to change unhealthy lifestyle choices.
    No. The rationale is to make people pay more because they are higher risks....so you and I won't have to subsidize them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    In addition to Crue Cab's list of medical conditions, how about professional race car drivers? Professional wrestlers? Boxers? Olympic skiers? Bunge jumpers? Parachutists? Bad drivers? Alcoholics? People who drive motor cycles? People who get X-number of speeding tickets? Traffic accidents?

    People who don't use seat belts. Gay men who don't use condoms during sex. People who don't floss. People who ride on lawn tractors. Kids who run with scissors. People who have a bar of soap in their bathtubs.

    Talk about an endless list of possibilities, right??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Some of those aren't preventable.....

    How can you even begin to compare those??? Tells us a lot about your intelligence..
    Epilepsy can be brought on by drugs, alcohol, inhalants, head injury.
    Diabetes can be brought on by poor diet.
    Mental retardation, can be caused by head injury.
    Many head injuries are preventable or happen from ill advised activities.
    Tell me something about YOUR intelligence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. The rationale is to make people pay more because they are higher risks....so you and I won't have to subsidize them.
    Yea, no. Its to shame people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Some of those aren't preventable.....

    How can you even begin to compare those??? Tells us a lot about your intelligence..
    You think everyone who is overweight can prevent it?

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