Business as usual for Hemsley and UnitedHealth is a chronic pattern of abuse and neglect of its policy-holders, along with a powerful political influence-peddling operation that involves costly campaign contributions.
Historically, whenever a Democratic president has tried to expand or reform health care, the American Medical Association has stood in the way. But in the current debate, the AMA has supported health care reform.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has taken up the cause of defending Surgeon General Nominee Benjamin. The discrimination against people of "weight" is real, and it is not something to joke about.