Actually, spending money on health initiatives has been shown to lower costs for health care. Basically, the fiscally responsible thing to do is pay for and encourage employee wellness programs. We can spend a little money helping people stay healthy or pay a lot of money once they get sick. It's always much cheaper to prevent something than to pay for it once it's broken. Ultimately, these programs have a strong return on their investment, so let's look past the rhetoric and do what's actually best for the government's bottom line.