A lot of people get nationalized health care in the UK.
And it comes with a price.
Just like if they pay your housing and food and education, there’s a cost involved and governments are always (they say) looking for how to cut expenses (code word for finding new ways to control your life.)
In England this translates into the government taking your kids away if they are too fat because obesity causes all sorts of health problems. EXPENSIVE health problems.
Obese children have been taken from their families by social workers because of fears that overfeeding was wrecking their health.
One child had a BMI measurement of 35, which for a six-foot man would mean weighing 19st.
Britain’s obesity epidemic, which sees NHS hospitals dealing with 1,000 cases every day, is a reversal of the traditional problem when children were undernourished. Increasingly social workers find youngsters being fed a high-fat, sugary diet, which can be just as bad for their health.
The phenomenon is known as “killing with kindness” because the child craves the unhealthy food and a loving parent feels unable to say no.
Professionals say they have to make complex decisions in care proceedings and a family’s gross over-eating can be one of the factors that leads to them losing their children.
A Sunday Express survey of councils found that in the past year five children were taken from their families for that reason: two in Wake-field, West Yorkshire, one in Oxfordshire, one in Salford and one in Hounslow, London.
The previous 12 months saw five similar cases in Sheffield, Portsmouth, Lincolnshire, Slough and Harrow, London.