Should employers have authority in matters of employee-doctor relationships?

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“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County

#1 Dec 26, 2012
Should employers be permitted to intervene in the employee-doctor relationship & decide which medical procedures they can have access to by decreeing how employees may spend the compensation they earn in exchange for their work?
"If I work for a Jehovah's Witness, he's not permitted to tell me that I can have any kind of medical procedure I might need except for blood transfusion. If I work for an Orthodox Jew, he's not permitted to tell me that I can't go to a hospital on his Sabbath day. If I work for a Christian Scientist, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only have faith healing through prayer. If I work for a Wahhabi Muslim, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only see a doctor of the same gender as myself. And that same principle holds true for any legal medical procedure which some employers happen to object to on religious grounds."
Goober

United States

#2 Dec 27, 2012
Bra utan Gud wrote:
Should employers be permitted to intervene in the employee-doctor relationship & decide which medical procedures they can have access to by decreeing how employees may spend the compensation they earn in exchange for their work?
"If I work for a Jehovah's Witness, he's not permitted to tell me that I can have any kind of medical procedure I might need except for blood transfusion. If I work for an Orthodox Jew, he's not permitted to tell me that I can't go to a hospital on his Sabbath day. If I work for a Christian Scientist, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only have faith healing through prayer. If I work for a Wahhabi Muslim, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only see a doctor of the same gender as myself. And that same principle holds true for any legal medical procedure which some employers happen to object to on religious grounds."
Just because its on the Internet doesn't make it true
One Feather to the right

Batesville, AR

#3 Dec 28, 2012
Bra utan Gud wrote:
Should employers be permitted to intervene in the employee-doctor relationship & decide which medical procedures they can have access to by decreeing how employees may spend the compensation they earn in exchange for their work?
"If I work for a Jehovah's Witness, he's not permitted to tell me that I can have any kind of medical procedure I might need except for blood transfusion. If I work for an Orthodox Jew, he's not permitted to tell me that I can't go to a hospital on his Sabbath day. If I work for a Christian Scientist, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only have faith healing through prayer. If I work for a Wahhabi Muslim, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only see a doctor of the same gender as myself. And that same principle holds true for any legal medical procedure which some employers happen to object to on religious grounds."
Since I work for an Indian Chief I guess I'll be going to a medicine man.
justsayin

Mountain View, AR

#4 Dec 28, 2012
Bra utan Gud wrote:
Should employers be permitted to intervene in the employee-doctor relationship & decide which medical procedures they can have access to by decreeing how employees may spend the compensation they earn in exchange for their work?
"If I work for a Jehovah's Witness, he's not permitted to tell me that I can have any kind of medical procedure I might need except for blood transfusion. If I work for an Orthodox Jew, he's not permitted to tell me that I can't go to a hospital on his Sabbath day. If I work for a Christian Scientist, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only have faith healing through prayer. If I work for a Wahhabi Muslim, he's not permitted to tell me that I can only see a doctor of the same gender as myself. And that same principle holds true for any legal medical procedure which some employers happen to object to on religious grounds."
Unless the manner in which you will use the compensation was included IN the compensation pack, then absolutely not. But, if you work for me and I comprensate you for medical but say you can only use it during an emergency or whatever, AND you agree to the terms, then YES, you will abide by the contract which we had so long as my money is being used for the compensation. If you didn't like it, you should have never agreed to it.

Since: May 12

Mountain View, AR

#5 Dec 28, 2012
justsayin wrote:
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Unless the manner in which you will use the compensation was included IN the compensation pack, then absolutely not. But, if you work for me and I comprensate you for medical but say you can only use it during an emergency or whatever, AND you agree to the terms, then YES, you will abide by the contract which we had so long as my money is being used for the compensation. If you didn't like it, you should have never agreed to it.
Here is the reality, employers should have nothing to do with health insurance. This should be a federal one payer system where insurers are forced to compete. This way business can compete globally with out health insurance costs entering into their business decisions. The minimal access to medical care should be the same rate for everyone at a fixed cost that is competitive and would be much less than the cost now.
Yikes

Monticello, AR

#6 Dec 29, 2012
The simplest solution would be not to offer insurance to employees, which is where we are going to end up.
justsayin

Mountain View, AR

#7 Dec 29, 2012
Careful Yikes, you're messing up Hillhippo's socialist wet dream. Besides Hippo, I said they should have no say UNLESS it was mutually agreed to before. Contracts have consequences.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County

#9 Dec 30, 2012
tommy miller wrote:
they should have all the say afterall they are the ones who are paying the bill
You're saying that the employer is going to review all necessary medical attention and procedures for each employee and determine what is covered and what is not?
That's pretty absurd. Normally the insurance company takes care of those details.
What is the criteria the employer will apply to determine what they approve or deny?

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County

#10 Dec 30, 2012
Goober wrote:
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Just because its on the Internet doesn't make it true
Huh?

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