More revealing information on why our U.S. health care costs are so high!

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    More revealing information on why our national health care costs are so high.

    The American Health System is "the best in the world".

    Why then are our heath care costs so high, as compared to other countries?

    Recent medical data confirm the reason our heath care costs are high relative to age between persons in China, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom is because we, as a Nation, are seriously overweight and this affliction, as weII as too much fat in our diets, leads to all kinds of serious health problems (heart disease, diabetes, colon and pancreatic cancer and internal organ failure) in our later years.

    We need to provide affordable health insurance for families with catastrophic illnesses. However, if everyone else were to take better care of themselves and eat healthy foods, our national health care costs would be very reasonable and we could easily eliminate many of the necessities for both Community Ratings (CR) and Guaranteed Issue (GI).


    Today, the healthy, such as you and me and others in our discussion group, have to absorb the health care costs of people who eat too much and don't get enough exercise. Actually, I wouldn't object to my federal taxes providing health insurance to people who have problems with eating too much and diabetes provided they are willing to change their lifestyle and are made to pay higher premiums until they do.


    "We can spend all the money we want on bypass surgeries, chemotherapy and diabetes, but . . . two-thirds [of Americans] are overweight, one-third are obese." Here is an excellent report on how we can easily and effectively control our health care costs!

    The Weekend Interview with John Mackey: The Conscience of a Capitalist - WSJ.com
     
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    Texas is where most of the fucking fatties are. Git em!~
     
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    Americans consume more soft drinks per capita---216 liters per year ---than any country in the world. By comparison,the Dutch consume just 96 liters of soft drinks per person per year. See Soft drink consumption by country

    New York City and state officials want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugary soft drinks for two years to curb obesity- related diseases among the city’s poor. Sugar-sweetened beverages are “the largest single contributor to the obesity epidemic” See news article
     
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