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Steve Mills

Should our elected officials legislate healthy living?

Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 10:58 AM
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  • NO! We have enough government legislating us now as it is.

    If they keep taking over our lives, eventually we will never have the right to make any decisions.

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Tue, Mar 19, 2013, at 12:43 PM
  • My parents implied in me at an early age that if I don't police or control myself I will be policed....I have lived by that thought my whole life to the point that I know who I am and, I try to be aware of how It affects me and others...I would not want a government or any other entity or person to force their how to live agenda on me at all, because I was raised with self discipline and a major consideration for others....But, not everyone thinks like I do...so if nothing else the stance taken by Mayor Bloomburg, in all his wisdom, at least brought awareness and I do applaud him for that....surly he knows that might be all he will accomplish....and if he helps one..It might be worth the awakening!...most folks take offence at others telling them how to live...and some definitely need to listen...There are many times I wish I had listened when I was just to busy talking in my own little world!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Mar 19, 2013, at 1:25 PM
  • I think the government has to much control now. If they want to help with the rising medical cost, then maybe they should go after drug abuse harder. There's no doubt the medical expense and insurance payments related to drug abuse ( legal or illegal) are enormous. It wouldn't surprise me if this isn't more costly then anything else. I know cancer & heart conditions are costly. Who's to say that alot of this isn't caused from drug abuse ( legal or illegal). Then you also have to consider the rehab. if a person seeks help.

    -- Posted by mah37160 on Tue, Mar 19, 2013, at 11:43 PM
  • I went to doctor for checkup yesterday and had all kinds of questions asked of me from a preprinted form. Thank goodness I was able to pass them all. Are they getting me ready for the Obama death squad? Who knows but I rule out nothing. Now if a doctor asks you if you own a gun, lie like a dog.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Wed, Mar 20, 2013, at 8:21 AM
  • Hey cherokee2, we had a couple of folks asking about you at the garden club meeting. Drop me a private note? Steve@bedfordtradingpost.com

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 20, 2013, at 12:13 PM
  • @mah37160...You are correct. Alcohol and Drug Addiction (Including Tobacco)kills and causes more debilitating illnesses than absolutely anything else in our country. Treating addiction as well as the related health problems costs untold billions of dollars annually. Drug users need treatment, drug dealers need jail.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 11:20 AM
  • Legal drugs and tobacco causes more illness in America than any other disease.Americans use 85% of the prescription drugs used in the world.

    Tennessee is #2 in America after Mississippi for legal narcotic prescriptions.Some have no self disipline and need help.Mayor Bloomburg may start people thinking.These people cant go to rehab without insurance.America is the richest country in the world but has the most uninsured in the world and this is ashame.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Thu, Mar 21, 2013, at 10:39 PM
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