Senate proposals put premium on healthy living

OK, where to start on this one. First, if the government wants to charge more for being overweight or smoking, wouldn’t that be considered a pre-existing condition? Something they want to avoid? As soon as we we see lard-butts like Barney Frank paying more, then we’ll talk, otherwise, let’s stick to the constitutionality of even proposing anything like this. Do you think lard-butt was too harsh?

Bills could put workers under pressure to lose weight, stop smoking

Get in shape or pay a price.

That’s a message more Americans could hear if the health care reform bills passed by the Senate Finance and Health committees become law.

By more than doubling the maximum rewards and penalties that companies can apply to employees who flunk medical evaluations, the bills could put workers under intense financial pressure to lose weight, stop smoking or even lower their cholesterol.

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