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Unhealthy in the UK to be offered cash to force them to see a doctor

The Daily Mail, October 3, 2008

Under a proposed U.K. plan, unhealthy people could be offered cash payments as an incentive to go and see their general practitioner. Proponents say spending small amounts now could save the National Health Service thousands of pounds later by helping to prevent diabetes, heart disease or weight problems. But critics complain the plan is tantamount to bribing patients at a time when cancer sufferers are having to do without potentially life-extending drugs.