Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sick Is Cheaper

Society and governments may not want you to be healthy after all because it costs more money. Living longer is more expensive in the long run according to a Dutch study in the news recently. On the average healthy, skinny people lived 84 years at a medical cost of $417,000.

Smokers lived to an average of 77 years at a cost of $326,000 while obese people lived to about 80 years old at a medical cost of $371,000.

What a great advertisement for the tobacco companies! "Smoke now, you'll save your government money which is your family's tax dollars."

Sorry, but I prefer to be very healthy!

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