Some sense in health care policy

I am pleased that the City of Dallas is cutting costs by dropping employee coverage for bariatric surgery. The operation alone can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

There is an easier, far less expensive solution that works for the vast majority of fat people: take control over your lifestyle, stop porking out, and get physical activity. Painfully simple.

I was also pleased to see that benefits for smoking-related problems are next on the cutting block.

This is a great, commonsense message: you control your self-destructive behaviors first. Then we can talk about other treatments.

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