How Much Does Obesity Cost ? For NY State $12 Billion A Year
According to a recent article released by the Associated Press. New York State Comptroller says that the state of New York is spending about $12 billion – YES BILLION a year to deal with obesity, suggesting that obesity has become an epidemic affecting about 1/3 of the children in the state.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that expenditures are caused by 1.4 million overweight and obese children which account for $327 million spent in 2011. The costs rise significantly as they get older as illustrated by the $11.8 billion the state payed in obesity health care costs for the year (2011)
Dinapoli said the responsibility of combating obesity falls on the parents, schools, and community groups. Government officials agree that they must help to address this rather costly problem to avoid future costs. BUT HOW ?
According to the 2011 estimate over $4.3 billion has been spent on obesity related treatment that include conditions such as diabetes, and heart disease according to the data private health insurers and Medicare paid an estimated $7.5 billion.
What Ariix has done so successfully and indoctrinated into the Ariix community is the the importance of healthy weight loss, proper eating, and nutritional supplementation. With the incredible success of our Slenderiix and Xceler8 products our goal is to see that people around the world are empowered by healthy lifestyle, and aware of the health risks involved with being overweight. Our weight loss products do much more than help you lose weight, but they also bring down your health care costs. This has been our goal all along, helping people transition from what is deemed by many health professionals as a toxic social norm of high calorie foods, large portions , and wreck-less consumption aiding New York’s obesity problem, but the big picture here is, this is a National problem, a world wide problem. With collective effort from Ariix, it’s distributors, and community, we can battle this epidemic.