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Obesity and 'Public Health'?
David Boaz published by Cato InstituteLink to more items from this source
[Opinion]
July 20, 2004

Excerpt: Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says, 'Obesity is a critical public health problem in our country.' Wrong. Obesity is a problem for many people, but it is not a public health problem. By calling it one, however, Thompson can promise that we, the taxpayers, will pay for everyone's diet programs, stomach surgery, and behavioral counseling. Get out your wallet.

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