“Today We Have A Health Insurance Industry Where The First

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“Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.” (Feinstein) Obese adults shouldn’t pay for higher premiums because it’s not equal everybody should pay the same amount of health care, the government shouldn’t be allowed to control people 's lifestyles, and thin people can have as many diseases and health problems as obese people. An insurance premium is the amount of money that an individual or business must pay for an insurance policy. The insurance premium…show more content…
However, should that give our government a right to tell obese people how to live? Last time I checked, when you tell someone you must live a certain way, it becomes not only Socialism. Which could lead to Communism. But you will always have people who will rebel.Obesity is associated with an increased risk of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer adding costs to the nation 's health care system. More than 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese, prompting some to argue that it 's in the government 's interest to develop a strategy to combat the problem. The government should not be allowing Insurance companies to charge for a lifestyle choice or problem. It is also ironic that pre existing conditions do not receive a premium increase, but obesity does? I have seen many overweight people be more active than people who are not overweight. There are around 44 million Americans who currently are unable to afford or receive health insurance. One the major things Obama Care does is help people to get the insurance they need through expanding Medicaid and also Medicare. The bad things about Obama Care is that it is high in taxes for Americans as a whole not just obese people. It 's the individual 's responsibility not that of the government’s to ensure personal health problems can be prevented by individuals choosing a better lifestyle. Obese people should not have to pay higher premiums. Thin people can get just as many

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