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  •  And there is a way to do this... (6+ / 0-)

    ...without being so intrusive.

    My daughter's health insurance (through her employer) offers a wellness option.  She agrees to participate in quarterly benchmarks, and if she meets the benchmarks, she gets a significant decrease in her contribution to her insurance.  But here's the key...for the most part, it's done on the honor system with the individual's privacy maintained.  This past quarter she did have to make a doctor's appointment for similar tests as CVS is requiring, but all she had to provide was proof of having the appointment with the requisite tests.  None of the actual test results went to her employer.

    •  Quarterly benchmarks (3+ / 0-)

      Assumes that she is going to the doctor EVERY FOUR MONTHS?  Unless she has a serious chronic condition, that is as wasteful as driving 50 miles to work alone in an SUV.  For goddsakes people, one of the main reasons American medical costs are TWICE what they are anywhere else in the world is that we are addicted to wasteful, frivolous, and unnecessary testing and "monitoring".  Believe it or not, the human body evolved to survive without constant medical monitoring!

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