Arizona Proposes Fat Taxes

Arizona is thinking about adding a $50 charge to patients who smoke, have diabetes (even though this is a medical condition), or those considered overweight (you mean there are people who haven’t seen the numbers connecting socioeconomic status and obesity?). Apparently adding this fee is apparently supposed to encourage healthier habits.

It only gets weirder. This fee would only be for “childless adults”.

So, to recap the offensive extent of this proposal, if you’re an overweight, smoking, diabetic with no children, you’re screwed.

Current state plan expires September 30th.


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