Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Insurance Companies Need To Cut Paper, Americans Need To Cut Fat

Obesity is not genetic. Democracy does not mean Americans are free to kill themselves. No advances in science, in medicine, no health sector reform, no additional dollar amount spent on health care in the country, none of that will compensate for the fact that Americans need to eat right, sleep plenty, and exercise.

Just like the insurance companies need to adopt information technology to cut costs and to better perform, American citizens are going to need to make fundamental lifestyle changes. If the obesity levels in America were to go down to 1980 levels, this country would save a trillion dollars a year. Obama could afford a trillion dollar stimulus package every year. Bush could afford a trillion dollar war every year. This is not pocket change, folks.

JFK killed the hat industry in this country by simply refusing to wear a hat. It helps that President Obama works out every day, and the First Lady works out every other day. Maybe the president ought to work out in public to set an example.

In The News

Dieters - Eat More Not Less Of Right Fats InjuryBoard.com
Governor Is Held in Inquiry Into Filling Obama’s Seat New York Times
Illinois Governor charged with trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat Christian Science Monitor
Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges FOXNews
Nepal's Maoist PM threatens to quit government Reuters India
Deal to Rescue American Automakers Is Moving Ahead New York Times
Lawyers: Most ex-Simpson defendants face probation The Associated Press
Louisiana Governor Jindal Will Not Run For US President In 2012 Bayou Buzz
First thoughts: Obama meets Gore MSNBC
Nepal steps up security after attacks in India International Herald Tribune
PM Dahal urges China to make Nepal prosperous Telegraphnepal.com
Hollywood worries about Bill Clinton's pants! Los Angeles Times
Paterson's re-election could hinge on senatorial pick Newsday
GOP Finds an Unlikely New Hero in Louisiana
Washington Post
Party defies pundits to win state polls in India The Associated Press
India may be allowed to interrogate terror suspects, says Pakistan Hindu
Arrested militants will not be handed over to India The Age
China: France should work to repair strained ties
The Associated Press
Ex-Harvard scholar to become Liberal leader International Herald Tribune
In Election’s Wake, Campaigns Offer a Peek at What Really Happened New York Times
Five 9/11 Suspects Offer to Confess Washington Post
MySpace Answers Google, Facebook With MySpaceID eWeek
Google Unveils SIM-Unlocked G1 Phone for $399 PC Magazine
Motorola To Get WiMAX Swinging With 20MHz
Amitabh Bachchan signs Ravi Copra’s next Movie Real Bollywood
Maradona auctions off tie, gear for soccer academy Economic Times
Kolkata reception second biggest: Maradona Sify
Get a Dell Mini 9 netbook for $299 shipped
Hong Kong reports bird flu outbreak The Associated Press
Jay Leno is staying at NBC, will be in prime-time The Associated Press
Wikipedia Founder Blasts Nude Girl Censors InformationWeek

Pakistan arrests 'mastermind' of Mumbai terror attacks guardian.co.uk

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