Researchers at the Netherlands National Insitute for Public Health and the Environment recently released the results of a new study. They said, and I quote, “People who smoke and overeat may do themselves a lot of harm, but in the long run they’re actually less costly to society than healthy people. That’s because obese people and smokers die younger and thus consume fewer healthcare dollars.”

Well, there you have it . . . the answer to our United States healthcare dilemma. We should all eat more and start smoking.