Is Health Care Feeding Our Habits?

Is health care the answer?

Here is one issue not being discussed in Washington D.C. at all. People taking responsibility for their lifestyle choices. 

Think it matters?

Author Michael Pollan doesn't have much hope for the success of the health care plans being proposed in Congress right now.

Americans already spend twice as much per person as most European countries on health care, he says. 

And this can be explained, as a study released last month says, by our being fatter.

John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO, went further recently and and stated that instead of national health care, Americans need to be more responsible eaters.

"A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health care problems. Every man, woman and child consumes, on average, forty-three teaspoons of sugar a day. In thirteen days that adds up to a five-pound bag of sugar."

What's your take? 

Are you for some form of health care funded by tax payer dollars?

Or is it time for us to stop digging our grave with a knife and fork?

Update: Research shows you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 80 percent and cancer by 60 percent or more, by making healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.
Paul Eilers is an Independent Member of The AIM Companies™