Collectively, the staff lost 9,467 lbs (676 stone) – this equates to the burden of fifty two average-sized UK men, or more than the weight of the average killer whale! In whole, members lost 1,509 waist inches which is almost the identical top as Victoria Square.
So, to recap. ‘Public well being’ likes to current itself as some benevolent movement dedicated to improving folks’s lives, and if it was I would fortunately help it. However, it seems to have misplaced its method somewhat. and when it embraces and enthusiastically apes the methods of a few of the most disgusting regimes in the history of mankind, I think it’s perfectly fair to term ‘public health’ as fascist.
Awesome Hub and a really comprehensive historical past. I agree with you that the insurance firms vastly skew costs. It is a shame that our healthcare trade grew up around being employed to get one’s insurance. It is very unfair and method overdue for an overhaul. The state run exchanges have been a compromise that I hope works in the new Healthcare Reform legislation.
Thanks, Amanda Severn, for bringing up that hyperlink to the video that Ralph Deeds posted earlier in these comments. I went back and took a look. That health fair that turned well being insurer Cigna’s exec, Wendell Potter, round occurred very close to my birthplace in southwestern Virginia. I hope that everyone who appears at this hub decides to take a look at the video of Bill Moyers show interviewing Mr. Potter. It could be very eye opening and needs to be REQUIRED viewing at every town corridor occasion in this country.
Flag waving can be one thing that may by no means be allowed in any severe debate. Natioanalistic politicians and commentators are immediately distrusted even by less educated Europeans. There is too strong a reminiscence of the nightmare nationalism plunged us into seventy years in the past. Also nationalism obscures reality in a method nothing else does.