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Health Care Reform or OBESITY REFORM?

Health care reform is all the talk these days …

… but since health care costs are at the top of everyone’s minds, maybe we should instead invest that same money into OBESITY REFORM.

A brand new study just released suggests obesity related illness costs the US $147 billion/year, or nearly 10% of all health care spending!

Why doesn’t Congress and the Obama Administration take time out to discuss prevention of this disease? That may actually get us somewhere and make a dent in the iceberg.

Talking about Health Care Reform without touching the prevention of such diseases is like switching seats on the Titanic … titanic-sinking

… it’s a losing situation.

Am I totally off base? Let me know — leave a comment and “weigh in” (bad pun, fully intended) on this crisis in America!

Tomorrow we’ll be back with very specific strategies to combat this disease — without weight loss pills, without weight loss gimmicks, and without asking you to do endless hours of exercise .


One Response to Health Care Reform or OBESITY REFORM?

  1. Cathy September 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I’m sure you’re aware of a recent study that stated that, currently, 1/3 of Americans are obese, and by the year 2020(?), if we keep going at the same rate, that 1/2 of Americans will be obese. That’s ALARMING! I am a fanatic about exercise- I love it! I have only gained 8 pounds since I graduated from high school (I weighed 112 then), and I am 50 years old. I love exercise, but it involves discipline, and hard work. Americans are lazy! How do we wake people up, scare them, and motivate them to move? I would love to be involved in promoting this cause.

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