Saturday, July 18, 2009

Health Care Bill to include parks and paths

I bet you're thinking the healthcare bill is strictly about insurance coverage. According to Jeffrey Levi director of America's Trust, you would be wrong. “This isn’t just about health insurance,’’ he said. “This bill is about creating a healthier country through building paths, playgrounds, and parks."

These proposed additions have been characterized as part of a broad effort to improve the nation’s health “infrastructure’’ - and appear in House and Senate versions of the bill. They could result in as much as billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers’ markets.

This is a topic that's definitely "one to watch" for all play advocates, nutrition educators and playground people. More from Boston.com........