These are comments by Mike L and Archy on the post “I Don’t Need to Explain My Fat to You“.
Mike L said:
“We live in a world where Medicare picks up the tab for elderly healthcare, regardless of what situation the person is in. Forgot to exercise for the past 4 decades? It’s cool, the taxpayers will pay for triple bypass surgery, regular bloodwork, and your type II diabetes treatment.”
“So then the morbidly obese would be best since they die off quicker? Your logic is a bit sketchy here Mike, people living longer costs more money. Those who have bad health will probably die much earlier due to heart disease (especially men), so taxpayers wouldn’t be paying for pensions, etc. (Unless your welfare system doesn’t pay for the elderly like ours in Australia does?)”
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