[FoRK] Accidental theorist lost, wanted back

HK Pang hkpang at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 08:25:50 PDT 2009


If better fitness leads to better health and lower health care cost.
So why not give out some tax incentives? There are many ways to
penalize bad habits (like cigarette tax) but no enough to reward good
habits.  For better or worse, money is a great motivator for lots of
people.

Here are some situations I can think of:

1) make all fitness/recreational memberships and fees tax deductible
2) make all fitness/recreational equipments tax dedictible
3) make 'healthy' foods tax deductible
4) give tax credit for verifiable exercise (like record of gym attendence etc)
5) give tax credit for losing weight or maintaining healthy weight
(certified by doctor)
6) give tax credit for people who volunteer a drug test report.
7) give tax credit for people who pass a fitness test (relative to the
test taker's own fitness level)
8) give tax credit for people who use less medical services (certified
by insurnance co.)


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