End the Chronic Disease Epidemic

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The current generation is the sickest in American history. When John F. Kennedy was president, 6% of American kids had a chronic health condition. Today it is 60%. Rates of autoimmune disease, diabetes, ADD and ADHD, autism, obesity, asthma, food allergies, and other chronic health conditions have been skyrocketing.

Yet, no political candidate has made this an issue. They all take it for granted as normal. With one exception: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Politicians in both parties, including Presidents Trump and Biden, have allowed America’s health to deteriorate. They debate about who will bear healthcare costs, which is like rearranging chairs on the Titanic. But no one dares to investigate the root causes of the chronic disease epidemic. There’s no money in it. As Americans get sicker, corporate political donors — Big Pharma and Wall Street firms that control much of the medical industry — get richer.

America’s catastrophic health is bankrupting our country. In JFK’s era the U.S. spent 4% of GDP on healthcare. Today it is 17%. That is $4.3 trillion, dwarfing the total federal defense and security budget of $1.3 trillion. Approximately 90% of U.S. healthcare costs are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.

During RFK Jr.’s first week in office, he will convene a meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to declare a major shift in priorities: The federal government will refocus its $50 billion medical research budget toward chronic disease prevention. Kennedy will start funding studies into the causes of chronic disease, including toxic chemicals (PFAS, glyphosate, neonics, etc.), air and water pollution, microplastics, electromagnetic pollution, ultra-processed foods, and pharmaceutical products.

As President, Kennedy will also:

  • Uproot the influence of Big Pharma and Wall Street firms that are heavily invested in the medical industry from medical regulatory agencies.
  • Transition from a toxic, degenerative industrial food system to an organic, regenerative system of agriculture.
  • Start a national fitness program like the one his uncle, JFK, implemented.
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