The CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, has bravely stepped forward to offer his advice on health care, and what this nation can do not only to improve the health of individuals but to do so in a rational and cost effective way without the need for additional layers of governmental control and excessive bureaucracy. His recent blog can be found at the Whole Foods website.
It is both amazing and amusing to me that a number of groups began calling for a boycott of Whole Foods on the grounds that he was working against the public funding of health care. These folks obviously would ignore the tremendous efforts that Whole Foods has made in bringing healthy food and lifestyle choices to a broader slice of America (and the world). His largely non-union attitude has not made him popular among socialist and pro-union groups.
An attempt at a response to Mackey's blog was published by the Austin Chronicle here.