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Article: "Obese employees cost their companies more than twice as much as healthy-weight employees"
Tough issue. Years ago, I ran restaurants for a few years. I liked Tall people. They could reach further and get further with less steps. @carew388 mentioned smokers. How about Delta charging their unvaccinated employees $200 per month to cover their medical costs.
As for universal health, we should have both universal health care AND universal education. That is only if you want capitalism to work. For it to work you must have competition and handicapping some percentage of your population with either inadequate health care or education is not competitive but a rigged game. Good Lord, it's so bad we have to import educated workers. What we have is hardly capitalism but rather a form of neo-feudal economic slavery.
That said, the costs associated with unhealthy employees are much more than just the medical bill. How about time off? Infecting your coworkers?
and it goes,
peace and wear the damn mask,