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

May 14, 2010 05:00

First thought police then green police and now fat police.  How far will the leftists fascists go? Will there be ANY freedom left?

By Penny Starr at

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.

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.


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