Health care reform news: paying for healthy lifestyles

Visiting scientist Harald Schmidt is quoted in a Reuters article about how local authorities, employers and health insurers in some countries are experimenting with paying people to encourage healthier lifestyles. Payments are made to discourage risky behaviors such as smoking, overeating or not getting enough exercise.

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More information:

Employee wellness programs prod workers to adopt healthier lifestyles, Harvard Public Health Review, Winter 2009

Department of Global Health and Population