State workers who smoke to pay more for insurance under Wis. bill

05/23/2013 | Insurance Journal

The Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted to approve a bill that would charge state workers who smoke $50 more each month for health insurance. State officials say health costs for tobacco users are about 35% higher than for non-users, but groups such as the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association say penalties do not reduce tobacco use.

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