The True State of the State

Obese childrenToday’s Buffalo News carried a story about New York State’s overall health relative to the rest of the country:  we’re 26th out of 50 – the top of the lower half in health.

The good news is that we climbed up from 29th in 2006, and that our obesity rate is only 22.9 percent, lower than the national average of 25 percent.

That’s one-quarter of our population being medically obese.  As the report states, “This means, inevitably, that we will have significantly more people who will experience a cardiovascular disease, a stroke, diabetes or a cancer, as a result.”

Gee, I wonder who is going to bear the cost of all that increased care for those who cannot afford health insurance.

The U.S. health crisis has been ignored for a generation now.  If only diabetes were terrorists.

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One Response to The True State of the State

  1. Justin says:

    Are you sure these aren’t midget sumo wrestlers?

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