Less study, more ownership
Regarding “HHS marks $750 million for prevention,” (ModernHealthcare.com, Feb. 9): I think it is a shame that they are spending so much money on studying the problem and not putting that money right into providing healthcare for the uninsured people of this country. How are we going to sell to the American public that they must start taking care of themselves in order to reduce healthcare costs?
There is a direct connection between how many calories they put in their mouth and their health. I have so many patients who come to me wanting a quick fix for their obesity problem, when it took them many years to get overweight and develop the health problems they have. We must start taking ownership of what we do to our bodies and stop blaming others for our health. Teresa Marshall Buckley, Wash.