So, the decision has been made, and as I was just reminded a minute ago on Erin Burnett’s Outfront, “we are all losers today.” She goes on to say that by 2013, health care costs will rise by another 7.4%.
I want everyone to have affordable health care, and I also know that the costs of health care are off the charts as John and Ocean Robbins talked about on their recent article on Fox News and why healthcare is so expensive.
You already know the the costs are in the trillions, but here is what they had to say about what we should do.
What Should We Do?
“This would be tragic in any case, but it is especially so because we know exactly how to bring down the costs of health care, while dramatically improving our health.
Studies have shown that 50 to 70 percent of the nation’s health care costs are preventable, and the single most effective step most people can take to improve their health is to eat a healthier diet.
If we were to stop overeating, to stop eating unhealthy foods, and to instead eat more foods with higher nutrient densities and cancer protective properties, we would have a more affordable, sustainable and effective health care system. We’d be less dependent on insurance companies and doctors, and more dependent on our own health-giving choices.
The typical American diet is producing devastating rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. It’s making us sick, and it’s bankrupting our families, our companies, and our government. If you were to design a diet to promote heart disease, cancer and diabetes, you’d be hard pressed to do better than what many of us in the US eat today.
Benjamin Franklin spoke of becoming “healthy, wealthy and wise.” We are doing the exact opposite.”
The reality is that the “health care” we are paying for is nothing more than “disease management.” Healthcare, not including emergency care, which is a whole different ballgame, has nothing to do with hospitals, and prescription drug benefits, and the like; it’s a lifestyle thing. If we want real healthcare reform, it’s not about politics, it’s about taking responsibility for how we eat, think and live.
Costs are never going to come down when we’re eating nutrient-poor diets, day in and day out, which are loaded with so many disease-causing substances that no amount of spending can turn these costs around with tests, drugs, surgery, and “care.”
“Bodies break down when nutrition is faulty, and this is no different than how a building will break down when the construction is faulty.”
I pay $132.00 a month because I don’t have health problems. I use an HSA (Health Savings Account) and pay for costs as they come up, which happens very infrequently. Now, I know that this is not for everyone, but the point is –you have got to stop resisting lifestyle change, if you are doing so. Save all the energy that goes into making sure you have the best health care, and instead put your own self-care into every lifestyle decision you make and take the best care of yourself right now!
Health care will not care for your health.
Remember, President Clinton? Surgery didn’t do diddly squat for his heart, changing his diet did.
Taking control of your own health and lifestyle is real health reform! I think I’m going to launch a website called real health reform. You know what, maybe I will.