Relatively speaking, there isn't nation that boasts a better standard of living, listen to this nonsense you're spewing. Yesteryear, they had nothing and didn't dish out half the negativities we do today...when we have everything.
Malnutritioned children in insane amounts is our issue?
Obesity In Children And Teens | American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryThe problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.
I think a personal responsibility issue exists, that is our issue. It's clear a health care public plan would be the WORST strat, I would think a more accountable and responsbile solution to our 'problems' is called for.