It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Proponents of "Medicare for All" often point towards European nations with universal healthcare systems to prove that single-payer could work here. The global ramifications of inevitably immolating our medical research and development aside, there's just one, massive elephant in the room that progressives love to ignore: obesity.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
ummm, definitely to each their own. If you want to eat yourself into an early grave with severe bodily issues before you go, all the more power to you.
But is there not truth that obesity has consequences? If there is any way in hell for socialized medicine to ever work, which I am 100% against, we will have to start being honest with ourselves.
I consider myself a food nazi. I try to educate others on maintaining this mortal shell. But that is as far as I will ever go. But if you expect me to pick up the tab for your unhealthy a#, there had better be some stipulations first.
Body positivity is for people with severe injuries or deformities, and like most issues with the left which started as quite noble in their intentions was hijacked by hateful nutcases.
In a private healthcare system, premiums account for individual health statuses, but within a voluntary risk pool, providers don't place many heavy demands on lifestyle choices. If you're paying for yourself, you have the right to live as you please. But the moment the public has a stake in your healthcare, it has a stake in your health.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Ohanka
You make a good point here.
How does the left push a healthy lifestyle in the name of universal healthcare and still maintain that Amy shumer is attractive being fat?
Those goals contradict themselves..