Is a soda tax the solution to America’s obesity problem?
less obvious ways, like decreased fuel efficiency. And we’re all paying. Looking just at Medicare and Medicaid expenses for obesity-related problems, we’re already north of $60 billion annually. If more taxpayer money is going out, it’s gotta come from somewhere, and one possible somewhere is a soda tax.
Want to figure out whether a soda tax is a good idea? Hold on to your hat. It requires a whirlwind tour through nutrition science, economic policy, human behavior and the government’s role in the lives of its citizens.
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Article source: WashingtonPost.com.
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