Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 7 2013
PEOPLE who quit smoking or lose weight could soon win a discount on their health insurance.
The man likely to be health minister if the Coalition wins the federal election, Peter Dutton, told News Limited that it was a “great failing” of the current system that it offered no incentive for people to “take care of their own health”.
Mr Dutton refused to discuss details, but sources within the industry said the Opposition was interested in offering a larger government-funded insurance rebate to people who, for example, lowered their Body Mass Index (BMI) or had regular dental check-ups.
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