Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Who is the Biggest Loser?

Donna Simpson is proud of her plus size 600 pound figure and wants everyone to know it. Her 150 pound husband not only approves but is encouraging her to continue her pursuit of tipping the scales at 1000 pounds.

The 42-year-old from New Jersey, U.S, is set on reaching the 1,000lb mark (71st) in just two years. Remarkably she insists she is healthy, despite now needing a mobility scooter when she goes shopping.

Health, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. But the reality is, there is nothing healthy about weighing as much as 4 people.

Ms Simpson already holds the Guinness World Record as the world's fattest mother, when she gave birth in 2007 weighing 38stone (532 pounds).
She needed a team of 30 medics to deliver her daughter Jacqueline during a high-risk Caesarean birth.

30 medics? Doesn't sound healthy to me.

OK, let's cut to the chase. Someone this size didn't get this way because of a glandular problem or some metabolic disease. This was a conscious choice.

The article does not mention if she has health insurance or not but someone is paying for the high risk pregnancy and any other medical issues. Her care is either covered by taxpayers, those with health insurance, or both.

One thing is true. If Obamacare becomes law and she applies for health insurance companies will not be able to refuse coverage and the cost of her care will be added to your premium.

How is this change working for you?
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