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Medical Bills responsible for 60% of U.S. bankruptcies

Incredible as it may seem, 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies are due to medical bills. This is distressing and makes a seminal statement on the health of individuals, families and the whole health care system. While listening to NPR yesterday I heard that health care now accounts for a WHOPPING 18 percent of America’s GDP. Ladies and gentleman, health care is a thing of the past. In todays climate of rampant obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, a more appropriate term would be sick care. What is the answer? The answer is the United States UNITING in a show of solidarity and embarking on a whole new concept called “self care”. SELF CARE  with everybody taking responsibility for their health and wellness starting with the foods at the end of their forks and spoons. Start a plant-strong bucket brigade at your house and in your city and get everybody to eat more plant-healthy foods in the form of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. A trite old saying which needs repeating is ” You are what you eat”.  Let’s all put our best forks forward and start taking back the health of our citizens and our country. Now go out there and get the job done! Break!!!!!!

Medical bills underlie 60 percent of U.S. bankrupts: study (Reuters)
Reuters – Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a report they said demonstrates that healthcare reform is on the wrong track.
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090604/hl_nm/us_healthcare_bankruptcy

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

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