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Now the state of Arizona is proposing a radical idea. It wants to impose a $50 annual fine for overweight Medicaid recipients who don't follow a strict health regime developed with their doctor. Those with children, and people overweight due to a medical condition, would be exempt.
Smokers and diabetics who ignore their medical advice would also have to pay
Overweight welfare claimants in the US state of Arizona face paying $50 (£31) fines if they don't follow a dietary regime laid down by their doctor. Is that fair?
Originally posted by ototheb85
There becoming a strain on the NHS! I pay all this NHS and you know what last time I went to the hospital was when I chopped my finger off @ the age of 13!!!!
So yes fine them!! and i know this is based in the USA but we have the problem here too... kids getting fatter all the time... like when I pick my daughter up fro, school I see them.edit on 18-5-2011 by ototheb85 because: Mooo
Originally posted by journey2010
Don't fine the people directly. If the government wants more money, then tax fast food, snack food, soda, etc. THEN, eliminate food tax on fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat.
Tax the hell out of any food item with xx amount of fat or more.