Here Come the Fat Police: Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records

CNS News:  “New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity. . . . The law also requires that these electronic health records be available–with appropriate security measures–on a national exchange.”

LA’s Fat Police May Limit New Convenience Stores

Los Angeles Times:  “Links found by researchers between snack foods and obesity in poor communities are prompting new calls for more regulation of convenience stores in South Los Angeles.  The proposed new regulations under discussion are an outgrowth and expansion of last year’s city restrictions on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles. . . . A study . . . said calories from snacks were a likely culprit of higher obesity rates . . . .”

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