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July 11th, 2011
05:11 AM ET

Question of the Day: Is it fair to ask employees who smoke to pay more for health insurance?

On July 1, Macy’s joined the growing list of businesses that have started charging smokers steeper premiums for health coverage, asking its employees who smoke to pay $420 more per year in coverage than their non-smoking colleagues.

As health care costs soar and a struggling economy keeps corporate earnings under pressure, more and more business leaders are taking a hard look at ways to control health insurance costs and grappling with the possibility of imposing higher premiums on smokers.

American Morning wants to know: Is it fair to ask employees who smoke to pay more for health insurance?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


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