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Lawmakers See Need for New Federal Programs To Fight Obesity

MADISON – Look out Obese America!

You have assumed from smokers the mantle of Public Health Enemy No. 1, this time in the federal fight against fat and the bottom line.

Of course, federal lawmakers are coming after the nation’s overweight to save them — from themselves — and they apparently want to spend a lot of money on this rescue operation.

Just how much isn’t yet clear.

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. representatives, including Wisconsin western district Congressman Ron Kind, introduced the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, which would give Medicare beneficiaries and their health-care providers “additional tools” to treat and reduce obesity.

Source: Wisconsin Reporter. Read full article. (link)

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  • Ted Levy||

    Well, it IS a disease now...

  • Live Free or Diet||

    I don't see it anywhere in the Constitution.
    More importantly, I'm sure they don't have the first clue about how to "treat and reduce" obesity. I'm sure about that because I know what a big hand the McGovern Commission had in bringing it on. If they knew about that they would be forced to recommend the government get out of the diet advocacy business.