California State Government
November 7, 2006 Election
Cruz Bustamante for Insurance Commissioner
I will be an Insurance Commissioner who will make rates affordable,
guarantee access to insurance, and bring health insurance under the
regulatory authority of that office. But I'm starting my campaign
someplace different. With myself. Insurance rates reflect not just the
behavior of insurance companies, but the behavior of Californians as
well. And some of that behavior is not very good. Some people
commit insurance fraud, some drive recklessly or under the influence.
And some people don't take steps to protect their children or their
homes or their workplace. But the biggest factor in insurance costs is
people not taking care of their health. In my case, it's my weight. A
study by the US Department of Health's Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention concluded that obesity in California costs $7.7 billion a
year. I want to become an example to others to lead healthier lives by
losing weight myself. Fighting the obesity epidemic will lower
insurance costs. I will keep my progress and program on my website.
(Unlike other political websites, this will be a site dedicated to noncommercial
health and nutrition information.) If you or someone you
know would like to start trying to live a healthier life, join me at
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