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Should the fat pay more?

July 28, 2009 | 11:00 am


Our friends on the Health desk, posed the question: Should fat people be taxed more heavily? (Pun intended).

In all seriousness though, in the big ongoing healthcare reform debate, the growing costs of caring for patients with obesity-related diseases has become an issue, um, on the table. (Another pun intended).

So, we ask you, the foodies: Should the fat pay more for their poor food choices?

To read the full article: Tough love for fat people: Tax their food to pay for healthcare

-- Lori Kozlowski

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