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Fixin' Healthcare

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Lifestyle Chronicles - Courage To Do The Right Thing

Bill Strikes at Low-Nutrition Foods in School - New York Times

It will be very interesting to see what happens during consideration of this bill. An old saying goes that there are two things you do not want to see during production. One is sausage and the other is legislation.

With the Jack Abramoff Affair fresh in everyones mind, it is time to recognize that lobbying does not have to be illegal to be corrupt.

Wake up and smell the flowers! What our children and grandchildren eat plus physical activity does make a huge difference in their health and future lives. No amount of lobbying or high tech medicine will change that.

A study in Oregon revealed that vending is more profitable for the companies than it is for the schools (http://communityhealthpartnership.org). The attraction is revenue with more flexibility on how it may be spent. Administrators will go to extremes for small amounts of such revenue.

This legislation will do more to improve health status in the US than Medicare Part D or HSAs. A thorough analysis would reveal that Medicare Part D is detrimental to health status of the nation when compared to pursuing healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, medications often are utilized in lieu of healthy lifestyle.

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