Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Fat hatred; eliminationism.]

"Weight requirements are an effective way to make it harder for people with obesity to qualify for full health coverage. Some programs can verge on discrimination."—Ted Kyle, lead author of a study released today by the advocacy group Obesity Action Coalition and founder of Conscienhealth, a Pittsburgh-based company that advises other companies on obesity programs.

Quoted in yet another article about the reprehensible strategies insurance companies are using to try to deny healthcare coverage to fat people.

"Some programs can verge on discrimination." Ha ha ya think?

Let's be very clear about this: For-profit insurance companies are actively trying to find ways to deny fat people access to healthcare. And there are still people who believe that there is not an eliminationist campaign against fat people in this country.

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