Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dueling Headlines

Early Gambling Line Says Hillary Wins It All

But this is the headline that deserves more attention than premature polling and betting:

Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care
As more American children eat poorly and exercise less, rates of chronic illness such as asthma and diabetes are continuing to rise, researchers are reporting.

And because childhood illness often sets the stage for adult health woes, the U.S. health-care system could be headed toward a crisis in coming decades, experts warn in a number of reports in the June 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

A surge in childhood illness will also have a big impact on the U.S. health-care system, another expert said.

"Given these high rates of [ill children] in the next decade, there are going to be tremendously higher rates of expenditures for health care and social welfare, because a lot of these people will have health disabilities, and they won't be employable," Dr. James Perrin, director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, in Boston, told HealthDay.
The impact on the economy, the health care system, and pretty much everyone who isn't a billionaire citizen of Rogue Nation Dick is huge.


At 1:05 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Health care, health care, health care.

At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping the spotlight on the childhood illness issue. I hope the next president really believes in not leaving any child behind.


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