When the debate over healthcare was raging in the United States, most people were concerned about how to best cover patients when they get sick. However, very few people discussed the ramifications of healthcare for people who aren’t necessarily sick but have one of the most common medical conditions in the country: obesity. Obesity affects about a third of all American adults and a sixth of all American children. Overall, roughly 67% of American adults and 33% of American children are overweight or obese (obesity being defined as having a body mass index of 30 or higher and overweight as having an index of 25-29.9).
Being overweight or obese comes with serious complications, including heart disease, risk of stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other illnesses. Even a m