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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:44 AM

3. See, this is why all the employer-based "health care" initiatives worry me.

What I'm talking about are the pushes towards weight limits and whatever. Sure now it's like if you go and do the employer-sponsored health screening you can get a discount on your insurance premiums, but when do they decide to charge you more if your blood pressure is too high? We all agree that smoking is bad and most are fine with punishing smokers, but this sort of thing could be turned against others, eventually, who supposedly cost the employer too much in insurance. Even those who blame those of us who are over-weight as having some moral failing that needs to be punished could see how this could be turned eventually against older workers who may (or may not -- but the perception is there) have more health care costs? What about those who drink? Or do higher-risk sports on the weekends?

I know you can follow things out like this too far, but this just feels really, really wrong and that it's heading to a bad place, a place where employers can control our lives.

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