I'd like to take back what I said last week about how a little personal responsibility can get you in shape and save your company money. The data just doesn't bear fruit – or Twinkies, as it were.

I wanted to take a look at how much companies were paying for their health care, and whether or not it correlated with obesity rates in that state. Based on my assumption that being healthy saves money, I predicted that companies in healthier states like Connecticut and Colorado would be paying fewer premiums per participant than their counterparts in states like Mississippi and Alabama.


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