JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials propose charging different rates for state workers' and teachers' health insurance, depending on whether those covered by the plan take steps to manage potentially expensive health conditions.

Some House members are worried that the change could be overly punitive, though. Their opposition led House Insurance Chairman Gary Chism, R-Columbus, to set the bill aside after a brief floor fight Thursday. No vote was taken, but the issue could return. A similar measure is pending in the Senate.

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