Sunday, July 18, 2010

Big brother to keep records on your weight?

According to CNSNews:
New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.
When I was in the Air Force we had to "make weight" every year according to some pre-determined government standards. I had an Air Force buddy who had a beer belly and made weight easily, but because I had been a weightlifter in high school it was everything I could do to make weight even though I was not fat.

If you didn't make weight, you were eventually out of a job so I went to one of the Air Force doctors about it. He admitted that I was not overweight but there was nothing he could do. So while my buddy was on the couch gulping down his beers, I was running and starving myself to make weight (and I did finally get down to my government-approved weight).

Welcome to Obamacare where some bureaucrat in Washington will decide whether you are overweight without even looking at you. Will the next step be to penalize you accordingly?

Isn't it interesting how the Obama administration is increasingly attacking the health risks of being overweight while Obama himself continues smoking and his policies actually promote unhealthy sexual behaviors that lead to AIDS and other STD's?

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