Columnist: First Lady’s Efforts Represent ‘Real Obamacare’
Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus writes that the "health care reform law seeks to address the shameful problem of 50 million people lacking insurance in one of the wealthiest nations in the world and to chip away at rising medical costs." However, he adds that "if we're really going to improve Americans' health, we're going to have to address the behaviors that contribute to our growing health care problems. The first lady is on the right track: We need to eat better and get more exercise, and not allow our digital toys to turn us into sofa spuds." Lazarus concludes, "[W]e should follow the lead of the first lady's common-sense advice: Eat well, exercise more, turn off the TV. That's the real Obamacare. And it works."
- "Michelle Obama's Common-Sense Health Care Advice Is Real Obamacare" (Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 6/21).