Health Reform should make eating healthy cheaper

President Obama Official PortraitHealth Reform should make eating healthy cheaper

 

Now there is talk about the individual responsibility to eat right as a means to reduce bad health related costs.  But it is cheaper to eat fats and sweets opposed to organic foods or just simply healthy foods.  Real health reform has to address more than the health insurance industry and pharmaceutical industries, it has to touch base with the real American issue which is healthy living.

 

I think in my humble opinion, there has to be incentives in the food industry to produce healthier foods at cheaper prices.  We tax the hell out of cigarettes and alcohol but give sugar and fats a free ride and it is killing literally killing Americans at a rate that is unrestricted. 

 

A man asked me if I told you that if you eat right I will add 5 years to your life would you accept it.  I wanted the deal but I had to be honest and I told him, if they made healthy food as cheap as unhealthy food, I would eat healthier, but it cost more to eat correctly.  I as many Americans is on a budget and cannot afford healthy foods.

 

So the United States Government contradicts itself, by saying we need to give everyone a health plan, but we plan to kill you with cheap sugar and fats.  Perhaps we need to revamp the food stamps program and give people an incentive to eat right by paying the higher prices at the register if one chooses to do so.  Since it is the poor without insurance we need to reduce the need as well.  I do not know the answer though I do, really it is simple reduce the costs of healthy foods and tax the killers such as sugar and fats and that will reduce the health cost in the United States more than any health reform.

Finally a one pound box of salt should costs $10; because that is the amount of damage it does to the body at 400 servings per container.  Americans are being poisoned at the supermarket.

 

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Published in: on August 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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