CVS to Seek Worker Health Info
The Boston Herald is reporting that "CVS Caremark Corp., which has 200,000 employees, has told all workers who use the company's health insurance to 'voluntarily' report their weight, height, body fat, glucose, and lipid levels to CVS' insurer by May 1 -- or pay an additional $600 a year for coverage." The insurer will reportedly pass employees' ... (more)
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#1 Mar 22, 2013
Think or want the employer to pay for private health care think again. You don't have full control over YOUR health care if you don't have control over the finances.
Medical information should be private. But by allowing third parties to pay for private transactions between the patient and doctor the door is now open for a third party to see private medical records. Might not be right but it's not necissarily wrong if the patient isn't paying the bills.
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