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AMA declares obesity a disease

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about this one...

  2. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I'll light a candle on Facebook.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is there a ribbon I can wear? What color is it?
  4. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    It's a bacon strip covered in chocolate
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't know how I feel about this...

    Does this mean people can get fat and go on disability?

    Most internal medicine doctors are the last people I would want anyone to talk about weight loss. They're all married to BMI, so that will make 90 percent of the country "morbidly obese".
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    An incredibly vainglorious move.

    I shall seek disability benefits immediately.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Put me down for a half-dozen.

    If the declaration gives insurance companies one less way to screw people, I'm all for it.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I don't know if it will give insurance companies one less way to screw people but will likely get a few people dropped, putting them on the tax payers' dime in the long run. For the rest, rates will climb. I personally would love to see health insurance rates tied directly to weight and overall health. I will be getting paid to take insurance!

    Whatever comes of this you can guarantee someone somewhere will profit.
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    My mother, thanks to Medicare, gets a free gym membership at the Y, regardless of her size. Neither private insurance nor Medicaid has a similar deal. That's critical because obesity is generally linked to poverty -- not having the money or access to eat right and work out.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Now they're picking on fat people. Funny how you dare say anything against certain groups and you're immediately considered some sort of bigot. But, apparently, it's fine to pick on fat people and various others.
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Isn't the better question what size it is?
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