Weigh In or Pay

Colleen Flaherty, Ignatia Webs, Jul 22, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A little off topic, but nonetheless yet another reason why I am so happy we have public health care in Canada; we have nothing like this, and frankly, I can't even imagine it: "By November, faculty and their spouses or domestic partners covered by university health care must complete an online wellness profile and physical exam. They’re also required to complete a more invasive biometric screening, including a “full lipid profile” and glucose, body mass index and waist circumference measurements. (Mobile units from the university’s insurance company, Highmark, will visit campuses to perform these screenings.)" Can you imagine the reaction in the U.S. if government tried to force this on people? But it's a private insurance company, so it's ok...

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