Huge impact on your workforce. Increased costs for everybody.
only if everyone is paying for others health care.
I doubt a tool to solve scarcity problems (market) will magically fix obesity and smoking.
we don't have a scarcity problem.
The government cannot force anybody to lead a healthy lifestyle.
but a government can withhold care if they control care.
Everybody will suffer from this, public healthcare system or not.
why will everyone suffer? they need not.
He mentions prevention is less costly on the long run and I agree with him.
good theory, but has not proven out. we keep saving people who pass on bad genes and live longer. no amount of prevention will cure that. i'm not suggesting that we should not save people, but we will pay for it if we are forced to pay for each others health care. we have increased diabetes, heart disease, etc. more because of genetics than life style. consider the habits of 50 years ago, especially among the more affluent. they were far worse than what we have today. even so, we did not have as much of many of the so called life style diseases that we have today. or....maybe we did but people just died earlier......