Thursday, September 2, 2010
Fast Food Chains in Costa Rica
As the USA knows from experience this will only lead to a more obesity in the population. The problem with this is that Costa Rica has been known for offering free health care to its people but in general it has had healthy people because of healthy diets and healthy diets of living. The USA spends $14,000 per person on medical care while Latin America spends a mere $300 per person. When you bring more french fries and whoppers into the country you bring a much higher medical bill also.
The Costa Rican people also use to work in fields and walk everywhere. Now they are very educated people, public transportation, and many now have cars. There is much less daily excercise today than the Costa Rican of 30 years ago. This change in diet and change in physical activity could bring a rise in medical expenses. I would like to give a huge thanks to McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, KFC, and Taco Bell for allowing the Costa Rican government to have to worry about a rising cost in their expenses in medical cost. What are your thoughts on fast food chains in Central America?