Arizona governor puts unhealthy in sights to trim Medicaid

As part of her plan to cut costs in Arizona’s Medicaid program, Gov. Jan Brewer has proposed fees for adults who lead unhealthy lives. Childless adults who are obese, suffer from a chronic condition or are smokers would be charged $50 annually unless they work with their doctor to meet specific goals. In 2009, the CDC rated 25.5 percent of Arizona residents as obese, and in 2010 cigarette smokers comprised 15.9 percent of the state’s adult population.

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