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Obama and Business Agree: Punish the Unhealthy

By Dave Williamson and Max Macaluso - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:00AM

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Is penalizing unhealthy habits the secret to lowering health-care costs?

It looks as if President Obama and the business community are becoming increasingly in sync regarding the need to lower health-care costs. In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson details two surveys showing a trend toward penalties for unhealthy behavior and why investors in cigarette companies should be concerned.

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