Saturday, September 12, 2009

Morbid obesity and ObamaCare

When I was in the U.S.A.F. we had to weigh in every year to ensure that we were within government guidelines for obesity. I had been a football player and weightlifter, so when I was in the air force I struggled to make weight every year even though I was in much better physical condition than an air force friend of mine who had a beer belly but who easily made weight.

I even went to a base doctor who admitted that I was not overweight but he wouldn't go to bat for me. I was at the mercy of government regulations.

According a government chart from the National Institute of Health, this guy, who weighs in at almost 300 pounds, is not only obese, he is very close to meeting the government definition of morbid obesity for his height.

If ObamaCare passes I suspect that your health care will be regulated from Washington by a bureaucrat who doesn't even know you.

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