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August 9, 2013
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Letter: Health care vs personal freedom

Obesity police in our future?

I see the American Medical Association has declared obesity a disease that is going to kill us all. By the AMA’s numbers, one in three Americans must be treated. If you have seen what they think they can “cure“ us to weigh, you would see football would have no linemen worthy of the name; the scrawny little guys left would be easy meat for a fullback.

For more than a year, I’ve noticed increasing attacks in the media on obesity. I’ve wondered when the American “live and let live” was changed to the socialist “we know best.” Now the culprits have surfaced.

Doctors and drug-makers stand to make billions, while personal freedom takes another hit. This edict also means any doctor not treating this horrible disease can be sued for malpractice, lighting up the lives of thousands of lawyers. Psychiatrists will also profit, because of all the anxiety attacks brought on by fear of the roaming obesity police squads. Remember, the honest workman is expected to do a good day’s work for a good day’s pay, but doctors are just practicing.

One thing is certain: Your wallet will be a lot lighter when you step on the scales.

Terry Stafford

Riddle


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