First came at a panel discussion for small business owners about how new federal health care legislation could affect their bottom line. Panelists from a local chamber of commerce and Aflac agreed that one of the best ways to reduce US health care costs would be for Americans to make lifestyle changes that would reduce chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes.
Second, I read in the Washington Post that fewer people are going out for fast food breakfasts, in part to save money, in part because fewer people are going to work. Places like McDonald's, Denny's and 7-Eleven have launched big promotions to get people back in the doors at breakfast.
This raises two big questions for me:
1) Which is more important to the economy overall?
2) How did we get to a place in America where our economy depends on making people unhealthy?