Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Healthy Canadians should pay less coverage: survey

A majority of Canadians believe employees who have unhealthy life styles should pay more for their health benefit plans, according to a new Ipsos-Reid poll.
Smoking was of particular concern, with 70 per cent of respondents saying non-smokers should pay less for health coverage. And 54 per cent of respondents said employees who don't exercise or are seriously overweight should pay more because they are more likely to require medical care.
The poll of 1,500 members of employer sponsored health plans across the country was commissioned by drug company Sanofi-Aventis SA.


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