How States Differ in Effect of Obesity on Health Care Costs

February 12, 2018

  • February 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    Al E. Gator says:
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    Plus, there’s the cost of the FOOD.

  • February 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    Mark B says:
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    Americans are sadly nutritionally illiterate.

  • February 12, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    Foodie and fun says:
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    People know what’s healthy and what’s not. They consciously make the decision to use the drive through instead of shopping and cooking the meal themselves. And their doctor would rather get the kickback for prescribing meds to treat high BP than tell their patient to stop ingesting junk and start moving their body. It’s not about literacy, it’s about laziness.

  • February 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm
    Ohio Agent says:
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    Sad that the cost of unhealthy food is less than the cost of fresh veggies, fruit and lean cuts of meat. States with the highest poverty levels usually have the highest percentage of obesity when surveys are published.

    • February 14, 2018 at 9:03 am
      Cut the Bias says:
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      100% true.

      States in the South have a disproportionate amount of obesity against the rest of the country and…surprise, surprise: poverty as well.

      • February 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm
        Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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        Cite your source.

        • February 16, 2018 at 9:30 am
          HAHAHA says:
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          Dont respond to the russian bot

        • February 16, 2018 at 11:43 am
          Cut the Bias says:
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          Because I enjoy wasting 2 minutes of my life:

          https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html
          Worst 7 states are all in the South

          https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/us-poverty-rate-by-state.html

          7 of top 10 are in the South.

          This isn’t the first, second, or even third time we have had this exact conversation. Please try to actually assimilate this data for the next time this comes up.

          • February 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm
            DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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            How many orange states are NORTH of the Mason-Dixon line?

            Ready, steady, …. GO!

            PS note the scale is 5% width bands, with only FOUR states lying outside 25% – 40%. …

            23 of 54 are in 25-30%
            21 of 54 are in 30-35%
            5 of 54 are in 35%+
            4 of 54 are in 20-25%

            being in the outlier categories is not very significant, per the count distribution’s minimal variance. Go find something else to divert the discussion down another meaningless rabbit hole…. Ready, Steady, … GO!

          • February 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm
            Cut the Bias says:
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            LOL.

            Cry more about the data you obviously doubted when it slaps you in the face.

            There is a definite correlation between poverty and obesity.

            There is more poverty in the south, therefore the likelihood of obesity is greater.

            Hold on. Let me check a map…

            YEP.

  • February 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    I think people know how to be thin, but most choose not to be. They blame stress for eating, they blame cost for eating poorly, they eat crappy processed foods out of convenience. In the end, large people just over-eat. But it’s okay, because when they start developing diabetes, there’s a pill for that. When their blood pressure goes up, there’s a pill for that. When their cholesterol increases, there’s a pill for that. And it someone points it out, then they are body shaming or bullying or mean. People need to take responsibility for themselves.

    • February 16, 2018 at 2:26 pm
      Ohio Agent says:
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      Jack,

      You may want to refer to the following link: http://elaine-moore.com/Articles/AutoimmuneDiseases/WhyAutoimmuneThyroidDisordersAreOnTheRise/tabid/285/Default.aspx

      Some of the weight issues affecting many are cause by chemical induced Thyroid Disorders. There have been several studies worldwide. Many are available to the web.

      I personally know a few people that can’t take the synthetic medications available as they causes heart rhythm issues. Was told it approx. 10-15% of the population that can tolerate it.

      The natural medication is not covered by most insurance. Was told that the monthly out of pocket cost is approx. $14k-$16k monthly for the natural versions making it unaffordable.

      • February 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm
        Ohio agent says:
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        Correction: 10-15% of the population that can’t tolerate it.

      • February 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm
        Cut the Bias says:
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        Even if the out-of-pocket cost were affordable for insured Americans, the percentage of uninsured Americans in each state is higher in…you guessed it: the South!

  • February 14, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    DNCs Coll(F)usion GPShip Strzok an IceberGowdy says:
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    Al Gore stepped on an old type scale at an amusement park. The weight report slip that printed and scrolled out of the machine said: “one at a time, please!”



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