British woman banned from entering New Zealand because she is too fat(Via JW.)
A British woman planning to start a new life with her husband in New Zealand has been banned from entering the country - because she is too fat.
Rowan Trezise, 33, has been left behind in England while her husband Richie, 35, has already made the move down under leaving her desperately trying to lose weight.
When the couple first tried to gain entry to the country they were told that they were both overweight and were a potential burden on the health care system.
...Robyn Toomath, a spokesman for New Zealand's Fight the Obesity Epidemic and an endocrinologist said that obese people should not be victimised, but agreed with the restrictions.
"The immigration department can't afford to import people who are going to be a significant drain on our health resources.
"You can see the logic in assessing if there is a significant health cost associated with this individual and that would be a reason for them not coming in."
Friday, November 30, 2007
New Zealand Bans British Immigrant Because She's Too Fat
This story shows the inevitable result of a government-run medical system, where everyone has to pay for everyone else's health care. The government will start deciding what conditions are too "unhealthy", in order to save money. Here are some excerpts from the article: