The House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill with a vote of 220-215. What this means is that 32 million uninsured Americans will have the opportunity to receive access to health care options that are a part of their unalienable rights. Rights consisting of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as stated in the declaration of independence. This new bill is bound to have some influence over health and fitness activities around Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Health
would benefit from the health care bill because the organization would be able to receive data from hospitals about the socioeconomic status of their patients, health conditions, and other confounding factors. This data would give the city of Columbus reliable information regarding the types of health activities that are needed within each community.
The health care reform bill would not take the place of regular nutrition and fitness activities. The bill would assist individuals with diagnosing their aliments or conditions. It would be up to those individuals to complete preventative or curative activities, such as stretching, walking, running, eating right, and being actively involved in health screenings. So remember, although the health care reform bill has been passed, you should continue your efforts to have a fit and healthy body.