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  1. Connor says:

    “Sugar is actually a form of addiction. It’s just as hard to get rid of the urge for sweet foods as of smoking. Thereby diets only work temporarily. Addiction therapy is better.”

    While I will agree that decreased sugar consumption must be a lifestyle and not a diet, the comparison to alcohol and tobacco is outrageous.

    • Lucas says:

      Total prevalence of diabetes
      Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.

      Diagnosed: 18.8 million people

      Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people

      Prediabetes: 79 million people*

      Then explain that? Diabetes can also lead to death. Just like lung cancer and alcohol related illnesses.

  2. Lucas says:

    Not when health care prices continue to go up, childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing, premature infant rate is actually INCREASING in some states. Coincidentally, there has been a noticeable trend that matches obesity. There are people slowly killing themselves with food, and everyone else is paying the price.

  3. Dewaine says:

    “Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid, but only if it is allowed to privatize the system and add workfare.”

    Privatizing is a good idea as long as they are careful not to make it a government/private partnership. Those can be more dangerous than just government.

  4. Dewaine says:

    “JCG’s blog rated fourth best health policy blog — ahead of Uwe Reinhardt’s NYT posts.”

    Nice. Nothing wrong with a little healthy rivalry.

  5. Dewaine says:

    “Warren Buffett: it’s time to scrap ObamaCare and start all over.”

    HSA’s? Warren Buffett would be an important supporter for swaying lefties and independents.

    • Neil S says:

      Buffett is only of value and significance to the left as long as he supports their preferred solutions, politicians, and policies. Statements like this will see him quickly relegated to the role of Capitalist Running Dog.

  6. Buster says:

    Three million people gained insurance last year — but not because of ObamaCare.

    About 2 million were new Medicare enrollees. This is likely due to Baby Boomers reaching 65 and expanding disability rolls. Also, a combination of private coverage.

  7. Studebaker says:

    Warren Buffett: it’s time to scrap ObamaCare and start all over.

    Buffett is correct. It’s also time to scrap the Death Tax and start over but Buffett does agree with that.

  8. Adam says:

    If people want to eat sugar, let them. I hear cake is a good source of it.

  9. Floccina says:

    Is sugar the most dangerous drug of our time?

    Ridiculous hyperbole like that is much more dangerous that sugar.