Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Americans Spend Most On Healthcare, Die Early

Healthcare is a big topic in the current presidential race, and the debate centers largely around who pays for health insurance. But that's not the biggest problem. Americans spend more than twice as much on healthcare as the number-two national spender, but is ranked 42nd in life expectancy.

We spend a fortune on healthcare, but how many people do you know who have "health"?

The stark truth is that Americans spend their entire lives damaging health with processed junk food, then try to counteract the effects of their food choices with expensive drugs that further damage health.

So while politicians blather endlessly about who's going to pay America's $2.3 trillion annual healthcare bill, nobody's talking about the food that makes us so damned sick.

Do yourself a favor and don't wait for politicians, insurance companies, your doctor or anybody else to take responsibility for your health.

It's up to you.