Study Supports Smoker/Lazy Health Insurance Surcharges

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Study Supports Smoker/Lazy Health Insurance Surcharges
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Finally Imposing Personal Responsibility Could Save Taxpayers Trillions

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (October 22, 2018) – A massive new study by the Cleveland Clinic showing that failure to get enough regular aerobic exercise, as measured by a simple treadmill stress test, can be more dangerous to one’s health than smoking, high blood pressure, or being diabetic could encourage health insurance companies to impose a surcharge on those who refuse to exercise, just as they long have with regard to people who smoke, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, “Mr. Anti-Smoking.”