Monday, September 07, 2009

What I'd say to Congress, American students ~ By Chuck Norris

From WorldNetDaily
Chuck NorrisBy Chuck Norris Posted: September 07, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 With President Obama taking a bold move this week to address both American public schools and a primetime joint session of Congress, I pondered what I would say to both groups about Obamacare if I had the chance. First, I would share the information from my last four columns concerning the four dirty secrets of Obamacare. In short, I'd tell them that it is too much about prescription and not enough about prevention. I would then proceed to tell them something that the president never would: that the majority of Americans (including all of them) can improve their health-care coverage, quality of life and longevity by simply taking better care of their own health. I'd tell them that the answer is not in big government solutions and that it's time for government to quit enabling the majority of Americans and equip them to fight for themselves and one another. I'd tell them the truth is the No. 1 enemy of our health is not government, insurance companies or health-care practitioners, but ourselves. According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood and teen obesity in the U.S. has tripled over the last 30 years. Twenty-five percent of kids are overweight or obese, and most parents don't even know it. They also report one-third of adults are now overweight, with another third being obese. According to their data, those numbers have "increased sharply for both adults and children" since the 1970s. Food isn't our only consumptive threat. An estimated one in six adults also smokes cigarettes in the United States, which leads to a host of health risks and cancers. And more than 50 percent of American adults don't exercise enough to provide any health benefits, and 25 percent of adults are not active at all in their leisure time. [CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE COLUMN]
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