Firms to hike health insurance premiums on overweight Americans

October 31st, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

As predicted, companies are now expected to raise health insurance rates on persons who are overweight or obesity, thanks to a provision in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which gave a financial inducement to companies to discriminate against persons with obesity. Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare | Reuters It evidently does not seem to matter that financial incentives are not effective at weight loss.