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Health Insurance Makes You Fat

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Jul• 22•09

In my own research, I have examined the relationship to marriage and weight gain.  

A study by Jay Bhattacharya, Kate Bundorf, Noemi Pace and Neeraj Sood found that health insurance may actually increase body mass.  According to the authors: “We find weak evidence that more generous insurance coverage increases body mass index. We find stronger evidence that being insured increases body mass index and obesity.”

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