Last week’s Wall Street Journal Op/ed article by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has really caused a stir in the nation regarding his views on health care. Imagine that, someone is talking about staying healthy as opposed to fixing the sick. I am for helping the sick, but it’s kind of like tough love, i.e. let’s teach you healthy habits so there is less chance for the disease to get you.
Regardless of how you feel about his presentation of the issue and his position as CEO of Whole Foods, I can relate to a lot of the same concerns and ideas that he has expressed. No matter what the outcome of health care reform, I hope that each person gains a better appreciation for being proactive instead of reactive, especially regarding their health.