Instead of trying to improve health care and help those in need, some are debating ways to take the lifeline of Medicaid away from seniors, the disabled, low-income adults and children. That's a prescription for disaster.
In the end, we're all responsible for our own health. But we know that when we work together to make healthy choices easier and more affordable, everyone benefits. That's why in June we are marking our nation's first-ever Prevention and Wellness Month.
In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.
By supporting preventive measures, we help curb costs down the road by sparing millions of Americans from developing serious, preventable diseases and keeping more people working, happy and productive.
The flu is not just a bad cold. If the fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, muscle and body aches, headaches and fatigue weren't misery-making enough on their own, the illness can spark some nasty complications.