Did you catch the headlines this week discussing a detail in the Affordable Care Act that allows health insurers to charge higher prices on individual policies to smokers starting Jan. 1, 2014?

The Associated Press story with the explanation can be found at MonroeNews.com, and there’s been quite a bit of reaction from readers both there and at our Facebook page. In fact, some readers are pointing out their employers invoked such a rule some time ago.

There is time to quit the habit before this starts to affect more people. If you live in Michigan, there are several free and low-cost programs intended to support those who make the decision to stop smoking.

The list is at Michigan.gov.

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