Letter: Death as public health policy?

The Advocate had a story on the front page on Jan. 27 headlined “Do penalties for obese, smokers make sense?” A quote from the first paragraph: “Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?” We are now beginning to see some of the consequences of Obamacare.

My question is this: If you are black or Hispanic, or Native American and an obese smoker, is killing you discriminating against you?

MIKE MICHON

self-employed

Prairieville