The Washington Post featured the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) in this morning's lead story, which reported on a Medicare policy shift that leans toward classifying obesity as a disease. "This is truly a dumbing down of the term 'disease'," said CCF's Executive Director. "This is the only disease that I'm familiar with that you can solve by regularly taking long walks and keeping your mouth shut." We've told you before how a powerful group of special interests is conspiring to make obesity a disease. Pharmaceutical companies are funding research that systematically inflates fears about the so-called obesity "epidemic," so they can cash in by selling weight-loss drugs. The bottom line, as we told the Post: "It's terrible to start using taxpayer money like this when there are other legitimate diseases that need to be addressed."