Proposals would give up to 50% premium discounts for wellness

10/9/2009 | NYTimes.com

Health care reform legislation in Congress includes proposals that would permit insurers and employers to give premium discounts of up to 50% to workers in wellness programs who meet specific targets such as maintaining healthy weight and cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Critics, however, warn that the provision may not benefit those with certain medical conditions, or may be undermined by genetic and environmental factors.

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