In the UK, where health care is paid for by the government, and in the United States, where health care is increasingly government controlled, fat shaming has become the norm. Since everyone will have to pay for health care, and obese people are more likely to need it, gthe public gets to have a voice in behavior.
The federal government has even taken to micromanaging school lunches.
But does it work, or is it just a way for elite social authoritarians to assert their superiority over the masses? New University College London research funded by Cancer Research UK finds that discrimination is a poor tactic, even if it is subtle, like newspaper articles and government programs fat shaming indirectly.