Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Warns Obesity Costs Will "Bury All of Us"

What's the likelihood of him realizing this is a direct consequence of our system of delivering health care?


Mayor Bloomberg warned that the cost of treating obesity "is going to bury all of us" on Wednesday as he continued to defend his proposed big-soda ban.

"We think the judge is 100 percent wrong," Bloomberg said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" before making his case for putting limits on sugary drinks over 16 ounces.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling struck down the ban on Monday, calling it "arbitrary and capricious."

"More people will die from overeating than starvation," Bloomberg argued Wednesday morning, adding that obesity has "gone from a rich person's disease to a poor people's disease."