Buried in the Affordable Care Act — the much-ballyhooed and also much-maligned healthcare initiative championed by Pres. Obama — is a provision for paying employees for living clean, healthy lifestyles. That includes smoking cessation incentives, gym discounts and other things.
The Healthcare.gov "fumble" from earlier in the year is slowly being rectified by the Obama administration's tech wizards, day by day. Much more ground remains to be covered, but it seems the President's signature piece of legislation may convince some people to live a lot healthier.
What do you think about smoking cessation and other incentives? Would this work for you, and more importantly, do these types of things make you appreciate ObamaCare in spite of its messy web rollout? Have you had it with the President's plan, or are you ready to forgive and forget?
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked it all over with listeners. If your view is shifting on the ACA, leave us a comment on our Facebook page, or below.
Also on BPR:
- Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory stopped by for another edition of "Ask the Editor."
- WGBH's Emily Rooney came by Studio Three for an early edition of "Emily's List."
- The creator of Lent Madness — Father Tim Schenk — talked about his new book, Dog in the Manger. Schenck also came clean about his borderline addiction to fine coffees. Schenck is rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham.
- Corby Kummer — food writer for The Atlantic — offered up his favorite cookbooks of 2013.