HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Instead of imposing higher co-pays and rolling back health insurance coverage for state employees, Connecticut officials want their workers to get a colonoscopy to help cut costs.

They also want them to get a mammogram and an annual physical, and to take their diabetes medication.

"If we keep people healthier, costs will go down, workers will pay less and the employer will pay less," said Dan Livingston, the labor attorney who helped to negotiate a tentative concession and labor savings agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration on behalf of 45,000 unionized state employees.

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