I was having a brain fart and thought I would share to see what some of you think about this idea...and hopefully to start some shit.
How about taxing junk food and fast food like cigarettes and alcohol get taxed. Then use that tax money to help fund health insurance. This will keep rates lower for everyone and the people eating all the crap who are treating their bodies like shit will be funding the insurance more since they will most likely be using it more.....I believe cigarette and alcohol tax should be used in a similar fashion.
Also....it seems for many people that money is a greater motivator than their own health for some reason...so if bad food was more expensive they would be less likely to buy it.
ever notice how cheap it is to eat shitty and how expensive it is to eat healthy...that needs to change.
we are the most overfed and undernourished country on the planet....and in spite of all of our money, research, and technological advances in medicine the US is the most unhealthy country in the world....I cant stand that!
Take soda and junk food out of schools, get all that shitty cereal off the shelves and end all that advertising for junk food to kids (just like they pulled cigarette ads)....this is already getting too long...i'll stop now!
hmm...maybe if arnold was president...hmmm.