According to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is perfectly legal for employers to assess their employees as much as 30% of the cost of provided health benefit (insurance) coverage, if the employee doesn’t meet certain wellness goals (established by the Department of Health and Human Services) which include weight and/or body mass index (BMI). Critics say that this amounts to a thinly veiled form of ‘fat discrimination’. Supporters feel this a very good thing as it establishes a financial incentive for people to work toward long-term health goals. Discuss which view of the situation you think is more fair.
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