You look at the country today and you don't see a public health crisis? The roots of the problem may have been there for hundreds of years, but it shouldn't even be a question that the symptoms are at crisis levels right now.Whatever the merits of these proposed reforms, saying a 500 year old problem is all the sudden a "public health crisis" after all this time is rhetorical idiocy. He's pandering for black and liberal votes, just like the Minneapolis City Council.
If you've got good reforms, announce the reforms. Stop preening like a peacock to the public.
Just because a person has been obese for years doesn't mean his heart attack isn't a crisis.