Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How Obesity Stimulates the Economy

Last year, Reuters reported that the annual medical costs of obesity were double earlier estimates, clocking in at $190 billion for the U.S. And the Mayo Clinic found that obese workers cost employers exponentially more as their weights go up: For those between a BMI of 30 and 35, each person uses up $1,850 more per year in medical costs, while those with a BMI of 35 to 40 cost an additional $3,086. For those with a BMI of 40 and above, the annual added cost is $5,530, according to the estimates.

 As you can plainly see if everyone was a thinling the medical industry would be a shadow of what it is today. Thankfully patriotic American gluttons are keeping members of the medical industry rich and as any true Republican knows, the rich know what's best for us.

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