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A Healthy Change

November 5, 2008

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America made history last night by electing Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. With new leadership comes new challenges and new possibilities.

One of the hurdles he will face is the state of our healthcare system. Healthcare premiums have doubled in the last eight years and tens of millions of Americans are uninsured because of rising costs. We need someone who can ensure affordable, accessible health coverage for all, and Obama has a plan that appealed to the millions of Americans that voted for him.

If we can move 1 percent of the 2 trillion dollars Americans spend annually on healthcare and direct that toward education and prevention in schools and corporations, we could drop healthcare costs.

Let’s get soda out of the classrooms, fast foods out of hospitals and help Americans be healthy, happy people. Let’s support Obama and Biden in ensuring affordable healthcare coverage for all.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.