Saturday, September 19, 2009

Health Reform Will Make Americans Less Fat

Here's an excerpt from an article by Michael Pollan in the New York Times. Interesting to note how agribusiness has developed into an economy based on cheap, fast food, which in turn leads to obesity and chronic diseases that contribute to excess healthcare costs. It may be a longshot, but plausible hypothesis that true health reform can motivate insurance companies to try to turn around this trend.

By Michael Pollan, The New York Times. Posted September 14, 2009.

"There’s lots of money to be made selling fast food and then treating the diseases that fast food causes. One of the leading products of the American food industry has become patients for the American health care industry."

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