I just read this article on CNN.com
It basically talks about how some states may start requiring insurance companies to cover Gastric Bypass surgery for fat people.
Seems like total bullshit to me that everyone’s insurance premiums will probably go up because people don’t have a little self control.
I can understand if it’s a disease of some sort that CAUSES you to be fat, then I’m all for it, but if you get diabetes or heart problem because you let your weight get way out of hand, well you’re only getting what you earned.
Agreed, everyone can tip toe around the issue all they want, but there is a direct link to obesity and laziness, disregarding any sort of thyroid or other actual issues (as are as they are).
Genetically inclined or not, I think everyone notices that if someone is 150 pounds overweight they are shoveling heeps of food down there throat. Now when I say laziness it doesn’t mean every aspect of their life they are lazy about but when it comes to personal health they are. I know one of my mother’s friends who had this done, still eats like crap, but has lost a lot of weight.
Gastric Bypass surgery…think about that, people talk about being healthy and losing weight in a healthy way, do you think severly limited calories is all that healthy, the fact is no one needs gastric bypass surgery, hell eat 800 calories a day and you have your gastric bypass surgery, but oops that would require some will power and big people can’t be bothered with that, screw that, just have one of the riskiest surgeries done so you can feel full after eating a spoonful of peanut butter…About people saying they have tried “every diet imaginable”, give me a break, doing a unrealistic short term diet, losing 20 lbs and then going back to eating like a monster is not a life long plan. I just have very little respect for this mindset as I have learned from my own past mistakes.
PS: Just to add I have watched several television specials and issues on this and everytime the obese person was also eating huge amounts of food. There are things that insurance companies should cover and don’t, and this is not one of them.