Is It Fair For Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices?

997 WordsJul 10, 20154 Pages
Healthier Lifestyle Is it fair for the government, employers, and insurance companies to penalize people for unhealthy lifestyle choices? No it is not fair for other people to decide whether or not a lifestyle is healthy or unhealthy to them. It will make a huge argument among the government, employers, and insurance companies with their citizens, employees, and customers if penalization would occur because everyone would disagree with paying premiums and other fees. We have rights to choose to be who we are and choose what to do, eat, drink, smoke, and so on. It is not fair to penalize people for unhealthy lifestyle choices because people should respect other peoples’ privacy, people should not discriminate against anyone, and people should have freedom of choice. First, respecting other peoples’ privacy means people have a right to peaceful enjoyment, without being disturbed or harassed by others. For the government, employers, and insurance companies to penalize people for unhealthy lifestyle choices is unfair. The government needs to be focused on the big concerns in the world, like helping the poor, creating jobs, raising salaries, etc., instead of being nosey in individuals ' life style choices. People get very irritated and frustrated when they feel like what they need to pay is based on the information about them. As Begley points out about Lori, " an employee at Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Is paying $4,200 a year more or her family benefits because
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