Skip to comments.Imposing Weight-Loss Guidelines: Another Function of ObamaCare?
Posted on 05/20/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The federal Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, may provide activists and government a little-known wedge to advance their obesity agendas through regulated health-care providers specifically Americas nearly 3,000 non-profit hospitals. One organization, The STOP Obesity Alliance, recently identified this wedge as a way to have such hospitals embrace its core convictions, including one principle which questions the role of personal responsibility as a cause and a solution to obesity.
Community Health Needs Assessments. Section 9007 of the Act requires non-profit hospitals, as a condition of maintaining their tax-exempt status, to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). These documents, which must be filed with the IRS, will demonstrate the health needs of the hospitals local communities and explain how hospitals are meeting those needs. One assessment of CHNAs likened them to banks responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act, in the sense that the documents might be used as tools by activists to prompt agreements or actions. Its likely the STOP alliance understood this when it made its recommendations.
STOPs Recommendations. The STOP Obesity Alliance strongly encourages nonprofit hospitals to overcome and prevent obesity on the following core principles. On balance, the coalitions principles are laudable (encourage physical activity, encourage best practices, address and reduce stigma). One recommendation that CHNAs use a sustained loss of five to ten percent of current weight as a barometer to successful weight reduction may be troublesome for hospitals. If hospitals incorporate such a specific goal into their CHNAs, and their patients dont achieve such consistent weight loss, that could provide STOP and other advocates with the clear data they need to oppose continued non-profit status at the IRS or with a potent stick to prod hospitals to certain actions.
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Because the real “target” is Christianity.
And homos are a great spear point for criminalizing Christianity.
Remember, this is coming from the party who had the slogan that no one should come between you and your doctor.
"Whatchoo mean I gotta loose fitty pound? I hain't gonna do dat no way no how! Doanchoo take my phone!"
A simpler and probably legal solution - modifying food stamps to limit food purchases like WIC. You only get fresh fruit, vegetables, low fat milk, low fat cheese and healthy items. No more junk food or pre-prepared food. Given that 20% of households receive food stamps, and poverty correlates to obesity, this type of change could be made in the name of both health and cost savings.
or be forced to exercise to Richard Simmons videos......
Fine and smart idea. I can hear the complaining already.
I’m with you. I’m 6’3” and 274 lbs this morning. I bench press 495, ride a couple hundred miles per week on my bike and eat no carbs or wheat products. Yet, I’m morbidly obese according to the BMI charts. Go figure!?!?!
I read an article last week that indicated that waist / height ratio is a more effective gauge of proper weight than the dumb BMI. It indicated that your waist should be no more than 50% of you height. Makes sense to me, and is quite generous in the proportions - IMO.
Permission to starve old farts in hospital.
Leg night tonight. Warm up squats started at 285... Stopped at 425. Still working through a bad knee...
Did do another 100 broomhandle squats, curls, toe-raisers, leg-extensions, and lunges. Always hard to make it up the stairs after a good session. ;-)
When are they going to reinstate sodomy laws or laws against adultery? Surely the government is going to enforce monogamy, because promiscuity is a burden to the health care system.
They voted to be a ward of the state. It’s not very complicated government is paying for your health care, your housing. Their money their rules. Or more accurately our money and our rules. Drop the Chalupa.
Or they can leave their parents basement and Obama’s plantation. And grow up.
That’s fine with me and every other taxpayer. You are relying on somebody else to feed you. Remember the old line that your mom and dad told you. Our house our rules. Now shut up and eat your veggies.
Have at it with your menu. Let them eat brussels sprouts.
Just leave freedom loving people alone.
yep, it is gonna sizzle when the fat goes into the fire.
Congratulations. You are now on the DOJ terrorist watch list. If you want to get to the top, just use the word "constitution."
Thanks for the ping!
There will have to be a racial component to this because it will never work.
>The STOP Obesity Alliance strongly encourages nonprofit hospitals to overcome and prevent obesity on the following core principles. On balance, the coalitions principles are laudable (encourage physical activity, encourage best practices, address and reduce stigma). One recommendation that CHNAs use a sustained loss of five to ten percent of current weight as a barometer to successful weight reduction<
Let me get this straight. Some bean counters decided, in order to “prevent” obesity, to make losing 10% of an individual’s current weight a demand?? What if the person is 23, 5’2’ and weighs 110????
If Jesus could suffer and die on a cross, the DOJ is nothing.
The sheeple/fellow citizens/publik serpents in charge will change.