Quote from: Miss P on August 22, 2008, 08:10:46 PMIf you want to reward healthy behavior, reward healthy behavior, not outcomes.Yes, I agree with that, which is why I said I didn't like the BMI part. Your hypothetical 110-lbs woman should have to pay more, if her habits translate into bad health (see the recent NYT article on skinny fat people).
If you want to reward healthy behavior, reward healthy behavior, not outcomes.
If the screenings turn up serious problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose or obesity, employees will have a year to see a doctor at no cost, enroll in a wellness program, or take steps on their own to improve their health. If they show progress in a follow-up screening, they won't be charged. But if they don't, they must pay starting in January 2011....The board will apply the obesity charge to anyone with a body mass index of 35 or higher who is not making progress. A person 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing 220 pounds, for example, would have a BMI of 35.5. A BMI of 30 is considered the threshold for obesity.The board has not yet determined how much progress a person would have to show and is uncertain how many people might be affected because everyone could avoid the charge by working to lose weight.
Quote from: Miss P on August 22, 2008, 08:10:46 PMAnd if the health insurance company is really interested in getting people fit and healthy, why doesn't it cover nutritionists, trainers, and other wellness programs?The program will provide these services: "William Ashmore, executive director of the State Employees' Insurance Board, said the state will spend an extra $1.6 million next year on screenings and wellness programs..." Moreover, as long as you are working toward the goal, you don't pay.
And if the health insurance company is really interested in getting people fit and healthy, why doesn't it cover nutritionists, trainers, and other wellness programs?
elucidate. I don't really like the BMI part, since it's not an accurate indicator of health, but if a person is really unhealthy, why shouldn't he pay more?
What the...?And who is Satin? He sounds soft.
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Quote from: Gengiswump on September 07, 2008, 10:00:16 AMYou're amazing. You LSD memory is epic, truly a sight to behold.She also remembers obscure cases in just about every area of the law. Amazing really.