The annual obesity rankings report recently released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows fatness in America going from bad to worse. Colorado remains the perennial thinnest state, with ONLY 19% of the adult population being obese. And Mississippi keeps a fat grip on the number one spot, retaining its “fattest state in the Union” status for the fifth year in a row with 32.5% of adults obese. Way to go Ole Miss!! You must be so proud.
And what a shocker this is! All those unconscious Mississippi adults are raising the fattest kids of any state as well, with 44.4% (yes that’s frighteningly close to half) of their children ranking overweight or obese. Isn’t that nice?
Just how bad is it? In the past 5 years, not a single state has shown a decrease in the number of overweight and obese adults. That’s 0 for 50 for you baseball fans out there.
But my favorite part of this national disaster is Obama’s desire to institute a government run health insurance plan that will pay the oncoming tsunami of health care costs generated by a population that clearly lacks the will or desire to eat responsibly and exercise effectively.
Anyone hearing any talk of holding Americans accountable for their preventable health care costs? Are you hearing any talk about mandatory lifestyle modification programs for those diagnosed with Type II diabetes or high cholesterol. Anyone hearing calls to deny health insurance to those who continue to smoke cigarettes? I don’t think so.
Hold on to your wallets folks. Obama wants to throw a health care party for America the obese. He wants you to pay for it, and it looks like it is going to be open bar.
I can’t weight.