Study: Americans Want Government To Encourage Better Health, Not Punish Poor Choices

March 5, 2013

A recently Harvard University survey of 1,800 Americans shows respondents liked public health initiatives aimed at changing consumer behavior mostly through education and price fixing, not monetary punishments or bans, according to the LA Times. The survey found 84 percent wanted the government to make fruits and vegetables more affordable. In contrast, 62 percent were opposed to allowing insurance companies to charge a penalty to people who are obese. Full article.