As a war against obesity heats up, some Americans are fighting back, and demanding equal rights for people of all shapes and sizes.
Discrimination against people who are overweight is as common as racial discrimination, according to a study at Yale University published in 2008 in the International Journal of Obesity.
By now you've probably heard about CVS pharmacy asking its employees to have their doctor complete a voluntary health screening (Health Risk Assessment) by May 2014 or they'll be required to pay an additional $50 a month for their group health insurance. Of course many sources have blown this up by saying that CVS wants to get their hot little hands on employees' health information so they can start firing unhealthy people.
I came across the following quote earlier this week and it reminded me of the topic of my last few blog posts and some of the responses and e-mails that they have generated. Thanks for those, by the way.
It seems to me that there might be something important to be sorted out here.