Now, there is debate among financial planners whether it is ethical to NOT discuss this with obese patients, making sure they are aware their annual health care expenses will be $1,429 greater than a non-obese client. Plus, should we advise them they need less retirement savings, since they will not live as long as the actuarial tables suggest?
Speaking for myself, I don’t plan to discuss the subject with anybody. First, everybody who is obese already knows all this. Second, I live in a glass house . . .