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Submission + - Taxing you for getting healthy

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this month you read about "Charging the Unhealthy More For Insurance". Well now the state of Michigan, one of the most obese states, and a state that contains one of the most obese cities in the United States is considering changing residents for getting healthy. In a state ranked with a 60.4% obesity rate, due to the budget shortfall this year, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is considering proposing an expansion of the sales tax to include health club services. The expansion would also likely include other items such as sport, concert and movie tickets, and golfing and bowling fees. Healthclubs.com is taking up the issue and working to try to get people to mail their congressman, to oppose this "proposed expansion" Some more information can be found at http://www.nohealthclubtax.com/
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Taxing you for getting healthy

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