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Fat Postivity on The Colbert Report?!

I was absolutely stunned and excited to see some pro-fat information on 10/14's Colbert Report. He had a short interview with Amy Farrell from Dickenson College, and she got to make some fantastic statements standing up against the "common knowledge" that fatness is unhealthy and causes higher health care costs, and she also spoke a bit about economic discrimination against fat people. Really great bit, it's still up on hulu.com if you have access to it there. I know Colbert is a character, but even he was ridiculing some of the anti-fat hysteria, and it was awesome to see that kind of information come out in front of such a huge audience.

And now for some rage: the story about the fat baby being denied health insurance disgusts me on such a deep level I can't even put it into words. The baby was 99% on the weight AND height charts, but the height didn't matter to the insurance company, only the weight. It is amazing how freaking brainwashed the entire health care industry has become that they would say an INFANT could be too fat to qualify for coverage.

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