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Should we just stop posting topics that involve weightloss issues?

It's weird for me to post one of these about my own FPP. But I have noticed a pattern of every post that discusses weight loss/obesity/medical issues (regardless of the context) devolving into people talking about how yeah, bad stuff happens, but you really should lose weight, you know! And then people describing why no, really, they can't or have trouble, and being generally disbelieved, and it all goes downhill. This is a pointless and unpleasant discussion. But we always end up there instead of discussing the underlying political/sociological issues or what have you. I think there's a lot to be said about healthcare, sexism, and how we treat fat people and fatness in that post. But...that's mostly not what happened.
posted by emjaybee on Jun 28, 2015 - 376 comments

Searching for a Health Care Article

I'm searching for a first-person account about one person's experience with health care costs that I read on the blue. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jun 28, 2012 - 9 comments

Help me find a comment about an American in an Australian hospital?

Please help me find a comment about an American who ended up in the hospital in Australia, and burst into tears when he/she realized that it would not cost them anything. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 27, 2012 - 323 comments

For the Love of loquacious

As many of you know, loquacious landed himself in the hospital the other day. He's on the mend, but due to his extenuating circumstances many people have been compelled to assist, and some additional fund raising events have been set up. [more inside]
posted by gman on May 24, 2010 - 92 comments

Why no health care summit on front page?

This question might not be one for MetaTalk, but why was nothing on the health care summit a FPP? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Feb 25, 2010 - 131 comments

John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO no longer

I nearly missed the news myself, but I was happy to see that Ayn Rand / Ronald Reagan fan John Mackey (of Whole Foods) has finally been forced to step down from his post as CEO, largely due to the public damage his really stupid comments about health care in Wall Street Journal op-ed caused. [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on Dec 31, 2009 - 84 comments

bad post, good discussion

this is just to say that I thought the deletion of this post was on the whole spot on about the quality of the post, but i still think that the discussion/thread that was generated from the post perhaps was good enough to outshine the fact that the post lacks the due diligence of a metafilter front page post. [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Sep 9, 2009 - 45 comments

Editorial or not?

How was this post not an editorial? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Aug 10, 2009 - 171 comments

Best $5 I ever spent.

AskMe saved me more than TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Thank you! Thank you! [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Jun 18, 2009 - 52 comments

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