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ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts
FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Maggie Thurber (watchdog.org)

Posted on 04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare.

It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines.

Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3.

If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caloriecounts; food; health; junkfood; letsmove; michelleobama; moveitfatso; nannystate; nutrition; obama; obamacare; obesity; vendingmachines

1 posted on 04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Enjoy your little bag of peanuts, you fat slob.

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 04/11/2014 11:59:54 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Would that be “chips” on shoulders?


3 posted on 04/11/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Will it include a disclaimer and a list all the toxic ingredients that are bad for your health?


4 posted on 04/11/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I bought a Hostess Cherry Pie today.

I am doomed.

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5 posted on 04/11/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The intent, obviously, is to regulate unapproved products out of existence.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Mears

They will pry my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups out of my cold, dead hands.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 12:10:03 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

People who push the button for chips or chocolate would not get a salad instead if they could read the nutrition labels. The is a wasteful decision that will cost consumers money, as those chips go from $1.50 to $1.75 to cover the new signs, and it will do no good at all.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 12:11:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am thinking that if you are so desperate for a snack that you will seek out a vending machine then you are past caring what its’ calorie count is. But, that doesn’t matter to our self-proclaimed overlords.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 12:12:11 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Or you might consume the most calorie-laden item on there, just to flip a big ol’ F.U. to Barry Obama.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 12:13:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Enjoy your little bag of peanuts, you fat slob

I think you're looking at this backwards. Food is getting less and less affordable. We may need the calorie information to get the most bang for the buck to avoid starvation.

11 posted on 04/11/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If it works for Michelle...

12 posted on 04/11/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: j. earl carter

I’m being sarcastic, or maybe channeling the view of the elites. :-)


13 posted on 04/11/2014 12:34:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Soon you will be able to get Obamacare Debit cards in a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

Of courese, only available in the McSalad menu items...


14 posted on 04/11/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There has been growth in the fruit puree in a single serve pouch, freeze dried fruits and vegetables as snacks and solid fruit rollups.
That may be all that’s allowed in an Obama era vending machine.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That poor “health-care marketplace.” Along with insurance companies, they probably had much to do with passing the Act.

Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

Excerpts:

American Hospital Assn $23,075,101 [Democrat] 52% [Republican] 46%

American Health Care Assn $13,808,478 51% 48%

American Optometric Assn $12,145,683 57% 41%

American Academy of Ophthalmology $11,940,708 50% 49%

National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare $10,414,606 82% 17%

American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,949,129 [Democrat] 81% [Republican] 1%”

[Just thought I’d throw those last two in there.]


16 posted on 04/11/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The only folks I know who use vending machines on a regular basis are the teenagers at the local high school (my daughter included) because the cafeteria food sux.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 5:20:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 04/11/2014 7:02:26 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Reality check:
Calorie counts will cause most consumers to go for the HIGHER calorie items, to get their money’s worth.

(”Unintended Consequences. Call for you on the whote courtesy phone!”)


19 posted on 04/12/2014 9:39:36 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Lose to Cruz - 2016!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice.”


Not likely. I find the “Kravitz’ of the world are far more damaging to our health than a few calories.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 8:34:13 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: tbw2

I’m not a draconian but, there shouldn’t BE vending machines, or cellphones allowed in schools. Just my opinion.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 8:42:20 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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