Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

The politics of weight loss

Before you read this, you should know it’s written by somebody who sees herself as a Left Libertarian. That means I care about my fellow man (woman and child) and I care about the environment. I believe in giving help where help is needed, and I am a firm believer in helping people move into better circumstances for […]

Still waiting for the calorie count on the menu?

Were you looking forward to having calories per serving in your face everywhere you buy your ready-to-eat food? Did you want to know the calories in your popcorn at the movies or the calories in the sandwich you purchase at your supermarket deli counter? How about the calories for food in vending machines before you […]

So Far Menu Labeling Has Not Resulted in Slimmer Dining Out Habits!

I am not going to reverse my stand on Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (you may recognize it as Obamacare). I am also grateful that Senator Angus King is far-sighted enough to see the potential pitfalls of the bill and to speak up in the interest and on the behalf of his […]

We Don’t Need (no stinkin’) Restaurant Label Law (part 2)

Yesterday I shared my position on Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), that was signed into law on March 23, 2010. I know that I took a controversial position. I think it’s important to further clarify why I wrote we don’t need a menu calorie labeling law. It’s important to state: I […]

We Don’t Need (no stinkin’) Restaurant Menu Labeling Law!

I’ve eaten at Pizzeria Uno less than 5 times in my life. One meal stands out in my mind because of how far off my estimation of calories were in their single serving deep dish pizza. Since their claim to fame is their “Chicago-style deep dish pizza” that’s what I thought I’d order. I knew it […]