Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program
Apr. 07, 2016
A top prize of $3,000 is available
The Dietspotlight.com Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and its related problems can be controlled. Four winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2017.
2016 Essay Subject
According to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is perfectly legal for employers to assess their employees as much as 30% of the cost of provided health benefit (insurance) coverage, if the employee doesn’t meet certain wellness goals (established by the Department of Health and Human Services) which include weight and/or body mass index (BMI). Critics say that this amounts to a thinly veiled form of ‘fat discrimination’. Supporters feel this a very good thing as it establishes a financial incentive for people to work toward long-term health goals.
Discuss which view of the situation you think is more fair.
The deadline for applications is December 31, 2016.