Big Brother Is Watching Your Weight

Big Brother Is Watching Your Weight

Big Brother Is Watching Your Weight

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Oct. 22 2009 3:10 PM

Big Brother Is Watching Your Weight

When the government tells insurers what they can or can't do, it's easy to restrict outcome-based incentives for weight loss. Why let those nasty, greedy companies charge people more for being fat? But the public sector is a different ballgame. When taxpayers fund wellness incentives, they're entitled to see results. So don't expect the government to protect fat people from outcome-based incentives while footing the bill for health care. The more it pays, the more results it will demand.

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