Thursday, May 28, 2015

Can You Pay Poor People To Quit Smoking?

Peter Orszag was President Obama’s first Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Like many high-ramking Democrats, he landed on his feet as Vice Chairman of Citibank. He also writes a very good column for Bloomberg View.

His latest column discusses financial incentives to quit smoking. Unfortunately, it ignores an obvious challenge to the thesis he supports: That poor people can be paid to quit smoking.

Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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