Why Is It So Hard to Convince Americans to Lead Healthier Lifestyles?

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Because there's no culpability, if you're obese you don't pay for it. You know what Michael Dell said to his employees, If you smoke at Dell, you are allowed to. If you smoke at Dell, you are going to pay two and a half times the health insurance cost. Initially people objected, and he said, Listen do you want to subsidize the smokers? And 2.3% of his workforce quit after the first year.

After several years his healthcare cost came down, and he incentivized people to work hard because they didn't want to pay that extra health premium. We have to push in those regards. Health isn't our right, it's a privilege, and it's a privilege that we have to take seriously, and we have certain responsibilities to.