Fat Fine

Well intentioned but seriously misguided…

Alabama To Charge Obese Workers $25 Monthly
The state has given its 37,527 employees a year to start getting fit or they’ll pay $25 a month for insurance that otherwise is free. The board will apply the obesity charge to anyone with a body mass index of 35 or higher who is not making progress.

If the screenings turn up serious problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose or obesity, employees will have a year to see a doctor at no cost, enroll in a wellness program or take steps on their own to improve their health. If they show progress in a follow-up screening, they won’t be charged. But if they don’t, they must pay starting in January 2011.

Via Neatorama

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One thought on “Fat Fine

  1. Good motivation to lose the fat. Its a shame people have to be threatened with a fee in order to get them to care about their bodies. I get tired of having my eyes offended at the sight of fat people all day. Seriously, do they even look at the produced section when shopping?

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