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EDITORIAL: New epidemic: self-indulgence: Boomers' biggest challenge not wars or depression, but doughnuts

July 6, 2009
The Augusta Chronicle

You want health care reform?

Lose some weight, people!

The cost of health care is heavy in the news right now, and the only solution being talked about is yet another government-run program (straight from the bureaucrats that brought you the Social Security Administration, which a recent report says has been paying benefits to dead people and denying them to living ones it thinks are dead).

In truth, much of health care's problem is self-inflicted: According to the Trust for America's Health, about 70 percent of health-care costs involve chronic disease -- much of it traceable to obesity (and, no doubt, smoking).

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