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How Obesity Can Bring Down America

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How Obesity Can Bring Down America

Within the next decade, one in four Americans will be “severely obese,” 100 pounds overweight, with over half the population being run of the mill medically obese. Alarming findings such as these, published by the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this week, are rarely viewed in a political light, but the consequences of such trends are of great consequence to your monthly budget.The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are $190.2 billion, nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States – and costs are only rising. Any form of healthcare insurance pool will contain both...

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