Nanny Obama is giving Nanny Bloomberg a run for his money.
ObamaCare will now force you to be weighed and measured every time you go to the doctor’s. Your BMI is important to the federal government.
Why? It’s not clear yet.
At some point, fat people will start getting nagged. That’s what nannies are for.
If you indulge in eating habits that the bureaucrats do not approve of, you will be reminded that you must change. Or else.
Or else what? It’s not clear yet.
Under this mandate in the stimulus law, Secretary Sebelius issued a regulation–developed by Dr. Blumenthal–that requires that all EHRs keep track of a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) score. Body Mass Index is a ratio between a person’s weight and height, and is used to determine whether or not someone is overweight or obese. It is the preferred method of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for measuring obesity.