Interesting question. What led us to here?Obesity becomes such an epidemic in society that despite insurance companies allowed to increase premiums through the roof, their profits are still threatened because there are more fast food joints, more greasy spoon diners, more super awesome TV shows on Netflix, and everything else designed to keep people in their homes and jobs and not living healthy. The entire health system, along with million plus deaths each year threatens the stability of the United States that congressional hearings are conducted behind closed doors and HR Bill 8748 and Senate Bill 908 are brought before Congress and passed along party lines with quite a few Democrats crossing the aisle and voting in favor of the bills. The BMI Health Law Act is passed in 2018 requiring all physically capable persons to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) within normal range according to the charts set by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institute for Health. (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health...).The law is complex, convoluted and fraught with special loopholes (such as all members of Congress, the White House, staff and immediate families are exempted from the law). The definition of “capable person” is vague and not well-defined as the bill was rushed through Congress. However, despite the several dozen lawsuits immediately filed to challenge the legality of the law, it comes down that every citizen must do the following:They are required to get a physical every six months to measure and report their BMI.10% of their wages must be withheld by their employer should an employee’s BMI fall into the Overweight range. 15% wages are withheld by their employer should the BMI fall into Obese range and 25% wages are withheld should the BMI fall into Extreme Obese range. These withholding are considered penalties under the IRS.At the end of year, the employee must file taxes and report on a 1099-H (Supplement A) form their BMI. Failure to report or report correctly results in a penalty of no less than $500, but up to 10% of a refund due, whichever is greater.Other parts of the law has the following effects:High fat foods are declared illegal. Complex rules in the law are issued on food manufacturers regulating how much fat, sugar and salt can be mixed in the food.“Sin” taxes are charged to all fast food places who also must change their menus to lower high fat foods, salt and sugar. Certain cooking methods such as deep frying is simply illegal.The most controversial part of the law will be given to police officers who can conduct “stop and frisk” searches related to BMI violations. Officers will be armed with calipers that prelectronic readouts. Violators who cannot prproof they are under active correction methods as defined by the BMI Law, are cited and fined $500 for the first violation, plus a mandatory court appearance. Second violation is $1,500 plus up to six months in jail. Repeated violations is up to $25,000 plus up to five years in federal prison. Some federal districts will strike down this part of the law as unconstitutional, but will issue an injunction against their own ruling, other districts will uphold the law. Eventually, the cases will merge and go to the Supreme Court. Because of the risk to the U.S. and national security, the Supreme Court rules in favor of the law and more of our constitutional freedoms have been legislated away.However, because of the rampant enforcement, news agencies are able to show how disabled people, elderly, and most poor minorities are given disparate treatment under the law. Citizens question the law as they read stories of “Killers loose on the streets, but fat people rot in federal prisons” or “Killers loose on the streets, but single moms rot in prison for being overweight”. The law will end up being one of the dominating issues in the 2020 Presidential election and polls show that no matter who takes office, the bill is likely to be repealed or amended.After 2020 elections, the bill is repealed as no one has the appetite to fight over an amendment of the act. However, the sin taxes and guidelines on food processing remains in effect. Matter of fact, sin taxes are increased. Though the bill has been repealed, people who are in prison still have to serve the remainder of their sentences.