From the flu to affordable insurance; health care is in everybody’s mind

    In the health front, Americans are more concerned about the cost of health care that the fear of the H1N1 virus or other illnesses. Yet, one major health issue is looming large and its obesity with all its consequences.

    In the health front, Americans are more concerned about the cost of health care that the fear of the H1N1 virus or other illnesses. Yet, one major health issue is looming large and its obesity with all its consequences. So is there a real commitment about loosing way among the general population? Also, Trimming down body and wallet and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

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    This week on What Are We Thinking:
    – Do Americans think that cancer or swine flu is the nation’s most urgent health problem? You’ll be surprised.

    – Obesity is increasing and so is the the cost to treat it. But just how many Americans really think that they are overweight? and how many are trying to lose weight?

    – The nation’s retailers are worried about Holiday shopping .What’s the latest spending estimate this year?

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