The Fat Tax and Free Health Care. Are they Related?
Has Congress gone so Gooney that it might pass a FAT TAX? Free Health Care makes more sense to me than a Fat Tax.
One way or another, we all end up paying for health care for those who don’t have it. Either at the emergency room or in reduced national productivity by our workers who are unhealthy or people becoming disabled by diseases that if treated soon enough would not remove them from the work force and put them on disability or Welfare. Diabetes and Obesity go hand in hand with the above. No health care, no direct intervention and education about what untreated Diabetes does to you.
I was reading an article on Care2.com about Health Care, its limitations, the fact that the Supreme Court might be making a decision on something it hasn’t even read, but what really caught my attention was a comment by:
Robert P. “If you want to fix the health care system you have to remove the greed, corruption and dishonest behavior of the insurance companies, drug companies and mainstream media. Overuse of tests for big profit, vaccinations, prescription drugs that instead of helping are killing and injuring more people than illegal drugs at huge profit. The corrupt FDA that allows drugs with side effects of cancer, heart attacks, stroke. liver failure just to name a few and law suits on behalf of people injured or killed by these drugs. The side effects actually insure the medical system even more futre customers. Mainstream media recieves almost 4 billion per year in advertising, do you think they will tell you anything bad about the drug companies. Most natural treatments have little or no side effects and are in most cases more effective but cannot be patented so are not hugely profitable. If you do not believe the corruption than look at the side effects and the law suits, all a matter of public record. This adds up to huge, unwarranted costs to patients. ”