Slimfast Nation

“The fiasco of medical care is certainly a product of connivance between greedy and heartless insurance companies, profit-driven hospitals, and avaricious drug-makers. But the public itself is responsible for its own suicidal diet of double cheez burritos and Dr. Pepper. How about a national health-care system with one basic requirement: to qualify, participants must be within ten pounds of their appropriate weight. Pretty harsh, huh? Maybe. But times are harsh too, and bound to get harsher. This system would have the great advantage of being absolutely clear. Let the United Way and other charities devote their resources to educating the recklessly obese about diet and exercise so they can eventually qualify.”
In the Reality Lounge, James Howard Kunstler, November 17, 2008

How about a national health-care system with one basic requirement: to qualify, participants must be within ten pounds of their appropriate weight.

Yes, harsh, but better than what we have now.

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