Should the Government Place a Higher Healthcare Premium on the Obese?
By: Kaitlyn Bradley
Two Main Problems
It is difficult for both the government and citizens to have enough money.
The overarching problem here is...
The rise in obesity has caused a spike in annual medical spending from obese patients.
There are similarities between the obese population and the amount of people living in poverty.
The Proposed Solution:
Place a higher healthcare premium on the obese people.
More money for healthcare
Less money for obese, poor individuals
It doesn't solve the whole problem
The problem with the solution
- Poverty access to healthy foods - Rising obesity rates - Healthcare money deficits
We need a solution for
Higher healthcare premium on obese is NOT the best solution