The healthy slave is the profitable slave
A new policy by CVS Pharmacy requires every one of its nearly 200,000 employees who use its health plan to submit their weight, body fat, glucose levels and other vitals or pay a monthly fine.
Employees who agree to this testing will see no change in their health insurance rates, but those who refuse will have to pay an extra $50 per month - or $600 per year - for the company's health insurance program. All employees have until May 1, 2014, to make an appointment with a doctor and record their vitals. ....
Of course their health insurance rates won't change. I mean, just because they're collecting all that data doesn't mean they're going to do anything with it.
CVS, which is based in Rhode Island, said the health screening was voluntary and the company would never see the test results [Oh ha ha ha]. In an email to ABC News, CVS explained that its "benefits program is evolving to help our colleagues* take more responsibility for improving their health and managing health-associated costs.
"Voluntary" except for the fine. I know a mandate when I see one.
NOTE * Slaves.