Someday your choice could be: Slim down or pay

August 28, 2008
by Kimberly Garrison
Philadelphia Daily News

WILL PENNSYLVANIA implement laws to force overweight workers to slim down and get fit - or pay up? After all, Pennsylvania's adult obesity rate is 25.7 percent (up from last year), and we were named the 24th most obese state in America, according to the 2008 "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America," the fifth annual report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Think it can't happen? Think again. The state of Alabama and the government of Japan are already doing it.

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