State employees have all been given a mandate to conform to this new initiative, which purports to cut costs by requiring participants to "better manage" their health, or pay extra for our health benefits. This program has no data to support its value, and it costs employees — and their doctors —- time and money. Much paper will be shuffled with no effective evaluation of the processes. Perhaps some people seek this kind of paternalism, but many of us are adults and do not. It is one thing to offer and something else indeed to mandate and punish.