Forum Posts by
David B. Resnik
- Charging Smokers Higher Health Insurance Rates: Is it Ethical?
Posted on September 19, 2013
Smoking-related illnesses cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year in health care expenditures and lost productivity, and claim hundreds of thousands of lives.” Given the enormous medical and economic toll of smoking, it is not surprising that 58 percent of Americans favor charging smokers higher rates for health insurance to provide them with… Read more
- A More Ethical Strategy Against Obesity: Changing the Built Environment
Posted on February 25, 2013
Since the 1960s, obesity has become one of the most significant health problems in industrialized nations. In the U.S., the percentage of obese adults increased from 13 percent in the 1960s to 32 percent in 2004. According to some estimates, 41 percent of U.S. adults will be obese by 2015 and 75 percent will be overweight or obese. The… Read more