AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Wants To Fine Smokers And Fatties

Posted by | April 1, 2011 19:01 | Filed under: Top Stories

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wants Arizona to be a nanny state. She wants to impose fees on those who smoke and on those who eat too much.

Childless adults who are obese or suffer from a chronic condition and who fail to work with their doctor to meet specific goals would be charged $50 annually. The $50 annual fee also would apply to all childless adult smokers.

“If you’re not going to manage those things and take some personal responsibility, and in turn that costs the state more money, then you need to have some skin in the game,” said Monica Coury, assistant director of Arizona’s Medicaid program.

So, the next time a conservative accuses liberals of wanting a nanny state, remember Governor Jan Brewer.

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By: Alan

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