Common Dreams NewsCenter

We Can't Do It Without You!

Home | About Us | Donate | Signup | Archives | Search

Home > Progressive Community > NewsWire > For Immediate Release
Printer Friendly Version E-Mail This Article
Center for Science in the Public Interest

FEBRUARY 15, 2006
2:50 PM

CONTACT: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Health Care Speech at Wendy's HQ?
Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson

WASHINGTON - February 15 - Does anyone else think President Bush picked a strange venue for a health care speech? Was the lobby of Philip Morris unavailable?

Real leadership on holding down health-care costs would mean advocating policies to help Americans prevent health problems. The kind of food served up at Wendy's and other fast-food chains--fatty meats, fatty cheese, trans-fat-laden frying oil, sugary drinks, and salty everything--contributes to obesity, heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Americans spend about $40 billion a year just on drugs to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes. Unfortunately, the Bush administration is not willing to invest political capital or money in programs to improve diets or reduce cigarette smoking or alcohol problems.


Printer Friendly Version E-Mail This Article
Common Dreams NewsCenter is a non-profit news service
providing breaking news and views for the Progressive Community.

The press release posted here has been provided to Common Dreams NewsWire by one of the many progressive organizations who make up America's Progressive Community. If you wish to comment on this press release or would like more information, please contact the organization directly.
*all times Eastern US (GMT-5:00)

Making News?
Read our Guidelines for Submitting News Releases is an Internet-based progressive news and grassroots activism organization, founded in 1997.
We are a nonprofit, progressive, independent and nonpartisan organization.

Home | About Us | Donate | Signup | Archives | Search

To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.