"Health insurance for the state's 37,527 employees is currently free, and it will continue to be for healthy workers. However, obese people will be forced to pay $25 a month for the same insurance if they don't lose the weight by 2010, the Associated Press reported.
Alabama is the first state to penalize workers for obesity. Some other states give workers added incentives to shed pounds and stay healthy.
The state turned to solving the Deep South obesity rate after successfully reducing the number of workers who smoke. It fined them until many kicked the habit."
I'd be in trouble if I worked there for sure and I'd be mad as he** too! Where does the state get off telling people how to live? will they fine people who skydive as a hobby or ride motorbikes because theyre more likely to break bones?
So it seems like we all have a problem with genetic manipulation to make the "perfect" human but we're fine with eugenics when it comes via society picking on anyone who doesnt fit some stereotype of what we should all look like, weigh, do?
Anyone else think this is the thin end of the wedge or do you all think its ok to try and force everyone to be "healthy"