Obama Care, Romney Care, Who Really Cares? Do You Care?

One of the most hotly debated issues in recent political history is the topic of affordable health care in this country.  

Politics aside, and in the final analysis, affordable health care begins with YOU and ME!  Not the federal government, not the state governments, but YOU and ME!  The primary cost driver for health insurance is “utilization”.  The higher the utilization (usage), the higher the health insurance premium, PERIOD!  Would it surprise you to know that nearly 85 percent of every health insurance premium dollar goes to pay for health issues that are 100 percent PREVENTABLE (it is true, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure).  Even more alarming is the fact that being overweight and obese are the culprits in almost all serious health issues facing this country; i.e., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and the list goes on and on.

While attending the 30th Annual World Fitness conference in San Diego recently, I learned from fitness experts across the country that, total health and fitness is 85 percent proper nutrition, and 15 percent exercise.  If weight has been a struggle for you, please consider Full Plate Diet as a way to drop those unwanted pounds, feel better and look great. 

So here’s my disclaimer:  I’m not one of those people who have always been rail thin.  I can put on the weight in a heartbeat with the best of them.  As a matter of fact, I need to drop a few pounds.  I’m not going to wait for a New Year’s resolution to lose it.  My “Presidential Election Year Resolution” is to exercise my civic duty, and drop the weight before our next Presidential inauguration.  So if you’re serious about exercising your political franchise on the topic of affordable health in this country “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.


Philip Kraft

In both his previous role as Director of Employee Benefits for State of Oklahoma and his current one as Relationship Manager for Full Plate living, Philip Kraft has dedicated his time to helping others improve their health. This Navy veteran takes great pleasure in being active, oftentimes even bicycling to work.

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