These maps from FuseWashington make a point about the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”. Right now, most states allow insurers to charge women more for insurance than men.
The Affordable Care Act will ban this practice in 2014. It will also prevent insurers from refusing to insure those with pre-existing conditions like asthma. And, y’know, “obesity” is often considered a pre-existing condition.
Currently the Republican candidates all want to repeal the ACA. I disagree.