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Weight Loss Fines Are Discriminatory and Counterproductive
The Health Care Blog

One year ago in these pages, Harvard Medical School’s Stephen Soumerai wrote a scathing essay arguing that employer fines on overweight employees were ineffective. We’re here to tell you that Professor Soumerai is a cockeyed optimist. A new review in the American Journal of Managed Care shows that these fines transcend ineffectiveness. They are counterproductive.