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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    How about insurance breaks for healthy living?

    A recent article in The Day had Attorney General Tong implying that health insurance rates should be based on ability to pay. (“Should affordability affect health insurance rate hikes? Some say yes,” Oct. 30).

    Why not attack the cause of the problem and reward people with lower insurance rates for improving their health on those things they can control. Recent CDC statistics show 42% of American adults are obese, 13% smoke, 36% eat fast food at least once a day, 47% do not get enough daily aerobic exercise and only about one third of adults over 50 get a flu, pneumonia, or shingles vaccine. The health costs of all this is over $500 billion a year.

    You want to lower health insurance costs motivate people in the wallet to start living healthier.

    Ed Pellegri


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