VOTE: Do You Think Smokers Should Have to Pay More for Health Care?
Rep. Paul Ray introduced legislation in Utah that would require smokers to pay more for Medicaid. He said that he hopes the bill will help people quit smoking and save taxpayer money.
The American Lung Association argues that there are better ways to get smokers to quit and that the law will drive up the cost of health care because it will deter people from going to a doctor, resulting in more illnesses.
We want to hear from you! Do you think smokers should have to pay more for health care? Vote in our poll below.
* Please note that the poll is not scientific.