Opinion: Better Incentives Needed To Curb Obesity
In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, David Gratzer -- a physician and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute -- writes that proposed taxes on fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages are unlikely to spur dramatic changes in consumer behavior. He writes, "If financial incentives are going to play a role in the battle against obesity, we need to accentuate the positive instead. We need to design substantial incentives into health insurance plans to help people take a long-term approach to healthier diets."
- "The Soda Tax Fallacy" (Gratzer, Los Angeles Times, 3/30).