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Should unhealthy food producers be held responsible for obesity costs?

Obesity Epidemic Hits California

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A man walks along the Embarcadero April 6, 2005 in San Francisco.

Unhealthy eating isn't just a big concern for California kids. It's a nationwide problem which costs billions of dollars each year.

By some estimates, obesity-related disease accounts for twenty percent of health care expenses in this country, but who should pay the price? According to some in the legal community, that responsibility falls with the food manufacturers themselves.

For more on this, we're joined by Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich.  


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