Higher rate for the overweight?

More Republicans than Democrats favor higher health-insurance rates

Republicans are more likely than Democrats to support higher health-insurance rates for people who are “significantly overweight,” by a rate of 47 percent to 37 percent, according to a recent Gallup poll. Ditto for higher rates for smokers, with 61 percent of GOPers calling for higher insurance rates, versus 56 percent of Democrats. The party-line breakdown makes sense since Democrats are one percentage point more likely to smoke and be overweight than Republicans.