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Areas that are weak in my argument {Area}I feel that the health care industry is partly at fault in this American dilemma. There are many treatments today that help suppress diseases and slow them down, however there are far fewer actual cures for diseases. In David Zinczenko’s article, “Don’t Blame the Eater” he states, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that diabetes accounted for $2.6 billion in health care costs in 1969. Today’s number is an unbelievable $100 billion a year” (140). The way I see it is if the health care industry is making this much money per year on this disease alone, why would they come up with a cure when they can make patients continue to pay for insulin the rest of their lives. This and many other obesity related diseases are “treated” in the same way. Basically the health care industry has patients right where they want them, forced to
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Unformatted text preview: pay money annually for the rest of their lives just to make it from one day to the next. This proves that money is where obesity is cultivating from; the healthcare industry keeps getting wealthier and wealthier from the same people every year for many diseases that can in some way be connected with being obese. • Some may argue that the health care industry is doing all they can by employing many qualified professionals to help develop new cures for diseases. • My response is that we really don’t know what the health care industry is doing behind closed doors. We don’t know what they are instructing these pharmaceutical developers to develop. The only conclusion I am left to dawn is the negative, as that is what money incents these companies to do....
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