|Application Deadline:||December 31, 2016|
|Essay Requirements:||900 - 1,500 words|
|Award:||Four winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2017.|
2016 Essay Subject
According to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is perfectly legal for employers to assess their employees as much as 30% of the cost of provided health benefit (insurance) coverage, if the employee doesn’t meet certain wellness goals (established by the Department of Health and Human Services) which include weight and/or body mass index (BMI). Critics say that this amounts to a thinly veiled form of ‘fat discrimination’. Supporters feel this a very good thing as it establishes a financial incentive for people to work toward long-term health goals.
Discuss which view of the situation you think is more fair.
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