I was listening to the Brad and Britt Show last week and they were discussing the proposed changes to North Carolina public employee’s health insurance payments. Currently the State pays 100% of the health care premiums for its employees. The new proposal would require employees to contribute $11 per month this year and then $22 per month next year.
Further, premiums would be subject to individual conditions as it relates to weight and smoking habits of those employees. For example, if an individual was over weight, they may find that their premium would be higher than their svelte co-worker. Similar to that concept is the idea of determining the premium based upon smoking habits. A smoker would face a higher premium than a non-smoker.
Given the Left-leaning tendancies of our hosts, I felt for sure that they would be against such discrimination.
I was pleasantly surprised.