Wellness Incentive Programs Could Create Cost Disparities
The new health reform law allows employers to offer discounted health insurance for workers who participate in wellness programs or who reach certain wellness goals, such as maintaining normal weight or blood pressure. However, some advocates say that discounting premiums for healthier people could cause sicker people to pay more for insurance.
- "Could Health Overhaul Incentives Hurt Some?" (Rabin, New York Times, 4/12).