Bill Maher is that super-rare breed, the Practical Liberal. I find myself agreeing with him more often than not, and his comments yesterday regarding American healthcare were spot-on.
Patients become offended when you tell them they are morbidly obese. My standard response is, “It’s not ‘body-shaming’, it’s math.” I was horrified when McDonald’s was offering free meals to healthcare workers. And doubly horrified when many were actually accepting them! Rather than shutting down the gyms, the government should be subsidizing them to get people in shape and increase their COVID-19 survival odds . Public health is a double-edged sword, and personal responsibility is the other side. Of course, Americans never want to take the blame for anything they do. So maybe it’s time for some personal accountability.