A breast-feeding baby in Colorado has been denied health insurance at four months of age because he’s heavy. According to the article, insurance companies deny health insurance on grounds of obesity for any baby above the 95th percentile in weight. Read another way, one in twenty babies are denied health insurance, regardless of their state of health.
Given that obesity in the entire population looks like this:
we can confirm that the fear-mongering that goes for “debate” over health care reform is simply lizard-brained ideology trumping facts, common sense, and even self-interest.
No surprise, of course, but confirmation nonetheless.
The comparison with this is rather striking, no?
h/t for the link to the original Denver Post article.