one of the arguments for health care reform is the life expectancy of americans compares rather unfavorably with other first world countries. heh. i really have to say i don't think that's a health care issue. well it is. americans are obese. and it's killing us. there are some cases where obesity is a medical condition. but the vast majority of our weight problem is we eat too much and exercise too little. seems like the best thing we can do for ourselves is to tax our sweet tooth. especially sugary drinks.