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Whatever happened to fat camp?

The Federal Fat Police: Bill Would Require Government to Track Body Mass of American Children

Wow.  Just wow.

States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.

You read that correctly.  The so-called Healthy Choices Act will require states to report the body mass index of our kids to the federal government, who will then, well, i’m not sure exactly what it’ll do.  I find this reassuring though:

It is important to note that no one is forced to come in for a doctor’s visit to get their BMI tested.  BMI will be taken at times when the child makes an otherwise scheduled doctor’s visit.

Well, it’s only reassuring if my kids don’t get sick between the ages of 2 and 18.  Good thing they’re not testing my kids before they’re 2 yrs. old though…they’re Dutch.

Why, you may ask, is the government doing this?

“Making the healthy choice the easy choice for our families is essential to ensuring our quality of life,” Kind said. “I am pleased to work on legislation that helps provide the opportunities that meet the needs of busy American families.”

Well, that makes sense.  I am busy.  I’m glad to know that the same government who is spending actual time and tax dollars on “potty parity,” and misplaces millions of dollars like it’s loose change is going to help me keep my kids from being fat.

Anyone notice what’s missing in this article?  That’s right…what is the govt. going to do when it decides our kids are too fat?  Forced jazzercise?  colonics?  federal employees whose only job is to make fun of our children for being fat?  -sigh-

I would just like to repeat: Michelle “lets keep the junk out of your trunk” Obama was NOT ON THE BALLOT!

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  1. mary
    May 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Is this a proposed bill? Or is this part of Obamacare. Will there be anything in the proposal that condemns mothers (like Michelle) who parade their children out in public and announce that their pediatrician declared them “fat”? Or is that under the “Building Self-Esteen in Our Children” section?

  2. May 13, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    It’s not part of Obamacare, although they could easily work hand in hand. For example, health care for fat children could be rationed. and no, mothers who parade their fat children around in public will not be punished. in fact, they will likely be rewarded because “parading” likely equates to exercise.

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