I believe that the majority of the time, weight stigma in a health care setting is a misguided attempt to help. But that does not excuse rudeness, shaming, guilt, scare tactics, cruelty, or poor medical care.
For a doctors' group to take a six-figure sum from Coke is like accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tobacco to create a physician-approved website claiming cigarettes are part of a healthy lifestyle.
It's time to put our health back where it belongs, out of greedy insurance companies' grasp and back into your and your doctor's hands. It's time to stand with more than 450,000 doctors who support health care reform.