This is a complicated topic. A lot of our obesity and health issues are culturally related. I lived in the ghetto for a while flipping houses. Peoples diets are a screwed up mix of few options, bad cultural influences, poor education, ignorance, and plain old stupidity. I also believe food stamps shouldn't be accepted for the purchase of cheetos and shasta cola at the corner food mart.tomfoolery wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 amI understand the social construct, I just disagree with it.
Especially when the country is a nation of obese people with terrible diets and poor life choices resulting in poor health. As someone who goes through great effort and expense to take care of their health, it disgusts me that I’m expected to chip in for their health insurance.
As far as health insurance Im for plans that incentivize preventative health care and taking responsibility for ones health. There are ways to structure health care that does that. I'm also for structuring health care in such a way that people have coverage for accidents and what not, yet decreasing public coverage for issues related to lifestyle choices after a certain age. This is where democrats need to come to the table and get on the personal responsibility wagon.