Friday, August 22, 2008

Alabama charges the overweight, Fat-Tax


"Alabama 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.

Alabama will be the first state to charge overweight state workers who don’t work on slimming down, while a handful of other states reward employees who adopt healthy behaviors."

Since overweight America is one of the biggest taxes on the health care system, I don't think this is such a bad idea. What do you think?

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