October 7, 2009 7:21 AM

North Carolina to adopt 'fat tax' on state employees

N.C. officials, coping with a steady uptick in health care costs for state employees each year, are aiming to improve state workers' health, which saves money in medical expenses. North Carolina is poised to become only the second state to penalize state employees by placing them in a more expensive health insurance plan if they're obese or smoke.

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