This article on Divine Caroline warns that despite all those public service announcements, and Krispy Kreme going all but out of business, the obesity epidemic continues to get worse year after year.
According to the research they quote, obesity rates have increased in 37 states and have not reduced in ANY. That's right. NONE.
Below are a list of the 5 fattest states decreasing by level of obesity.
- Mississippi (31.7 percent)
- West Virginia (30.6 percent)
- Alabama (30.1 percent)
- Louisiana (29.5 percent)
- South Carolina (29.2 percent)
- Colorado (18.4 percent)
- Hawaii (20.7 percent)
- Connecticut (20.8 percent)
- Massachusetts (20.9 percent)
- Vermont (21.1 percent)
Of course this is putting politicians in a panic. Where will all their bribes come from if the companies who dole them out lose revenue when all their customers die from diabetes? The government is getting involved since we American's can't seem to control ourselves. They have laws but few states regulate them.
In states where they do regulate these laws, insurance companies fight them all the way. The insurance company fat cats argue that obesity is not a disease and they refuse to foot the bill for treatment.
What do you all think? Should a self-induced disease treatment be payed for by the rest of the country? That is what will happen when the insurance premiums increase for EVERYONE if they are forced by state government.