The increasing cost of health care is going to bust our nation's debt (public and private). In 1980, the United States devoted 9 percent of its gross domestic product to health care; by 2020, it will be 19.8 percent (one out of every five dollars).
To cut that growth, Americans must eat better and be healthier. We should implement a "fat tax."
Right now, the price of milk is roughly the same for skim, 2 percent and whole, but a new study shows that "small price differences … at the point-of-purchase" will "alter consumer behavior and induce substitution to healthier options."