Skip to comments.ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts
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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Enjoy your little bag of peanuts, you fat slob.
Nanny State PING!
Would that be “chips” on shoulders?
Will it include a disclaimer and a list all the toxic ingredients that are bad for your health?
I bought a Hostess Cherry Pie today.
I am doomed.
The intent, obviously, is to regulate unapproved products out of existence.
They will pry my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups out of my cold, dead hands.
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.
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.
Or you might consume the most calorie-laden item on there, just to flip a big ol’ F.U. to Barry Obama.
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.
If it works for Michelle...
I’m being sarcastic, or maybe channeling the view of the elites. :-)
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...
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.
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
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.]
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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!”)
“If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice.”
I’m not a draconian but, there shouldn’t BE vending machines, or cellphones allowed in schools. Just my opinion.