Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5-22-13 smoking-insurance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more monthly for health insurance under a Gov. Scott Walker proposal that won approval today by the Legislature's budget committee. The Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday voted 13-3 to approve the fee. Twelve other states impose similar fees. Workers could face a surcharge if they are caught lying about tobacco use.

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