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CVS Hijacks Their Employee's Bodies

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:49 PM
You can blame this on Obamacare or on the loss of basic human rights and dignities... or on a corporate landscape where employees are cattle. No matter, the outcome is the same and the loss of human dignity and one's rights to their own bodies is now the playtoy of the super wealthy...

'Fess up, or pay a fee: Outrage over 'bullying' CVS policy that requires workers to 'voluntarily' report health information... or pay a $600 fine

A new policy at the popular pharmacy chain CVS is causing outrage after the company announced it will require its employees to report their weight, BMI, and glucose levels – or pay a hefty fine. CVS Caremark, which is based in Rhode Island, has some 200,000 employees.

The controversial new policy would require workers to sign a waiver that they ‘voluntarily’ disclosed the information, but those who opt out must pay a $600 fee.

CVS added that they will cover the cost of these screenings. But that comes at a price – those who have their tests covered by the company are required to sign a waiver saying the screenings were voluntary.


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Your rights to your own body are now the stuff that your employer can own. You never asked to marry their daughter. You just want a job so you can try and pay bills and feed your family. Now to just get a measly paycheck... nothing close to what their golden CEO knocks down, you have to surrender yourself to them or pay CVS extra $600 a year!

Thought slavery was outlawed.

It's your right to shop anywhere you choose. I know where I won't be shopping.

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:19 PM
How can this be legal? Wouldn't HIPPA prevent this?

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:21 PM
$600 fine, surely cannot be legal. I’d rather resign or be fired based on principle then submit to this nonsense. Though, I’d be inclined to sue them. Why do they need the information? What are they planning on doing with it?

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by BlindBastards

whoa up there my fine upstanding citizens!

You had absolutely no trouble with financially raping smokers....why are you now surprised to find yourself bending over!

What is good for the gander is good for the goose, says I.

Pay up!

Tired of control Freaks

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:31 PM
My company did this, this year as well. It is a new thing a lot of places seem to be doing. I have the family plan on my health insurance so it would have cost me just over $900 extra a year if I did not get "compliant" with them.

I wonder if it is the insurance company itself or something that kicked in with the rest of Obamacare. Needless to say a lot of places are now doing this.

They claim it is an incentive to get people to visit their doctors and make sure they are healthy as some things do not show up or have symptoms until it is too late. The numbers though get faxed from your doctors office to the insurance company though. If the insurance company shares this information with the company I am not sure. They do tell the company if you are compliant or not though.


posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by redoubt

I am so tired of this corrupt world. We have to change it and soon! I really don't want to live in this brave new world. Seriously.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 08:44 PM
reply to post by LoneGunMan

I agree completely, and have tried the alternative, but as usual, didn't seem to be all too successful at that, either.
However, I dispute this world as either brave or new, in any fashion whatsoever. More than anything, I am surprised that replies posted here are shocked or surprised in any way at this. From my perspective, it's becoming harder and harder for me to remember there was ever anything different.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 08:48 PM

Originally posted by tetra50
From my perspective, it's becoming harder and harder for me to remember there was ever anything different.

That's the scariest part. Mankind cannot go on like this, we do not need these POS corporations treating us like we are not human.

We already pee in cups like some animal for them.

I hate it. I hate the insecure feeling all around us and I hate these fat pigs doing it to us.

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 08:52 PM
Welcome to Obamacare. It will only get worse. They own you now. You gave up your relationship as a citizen and traded it for being a subject the day this legislation was passed.

Just wait until the taxes kick in. Oh and about that mandate.... they can change the parameters any time they like.

In California legislators are already debating changing the employee requirement for compliance from 50 employees down to 5... won't be long until you are all kicked off your plans for the government one.

So much for that promise that you can keep your doctor.

That will soon be the least of your worries.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by LoneGunMan

Me, too. I cannot even begin to express in words to you just how very much I hate what we are living in has become. Perhaps it is time for me to take an ATS/computer break. Don't bother with much news, msm or otherwise, anymore, either. It all seems to say the same thing to me, regardless of purported topic or talking points, it's all saying, and equalling the same thing. A repetitive algebraic equation infinitely getting nowhere, but more numbers and/or representative letters......

someone told me today to continue to have faith. I've been pretty good at this aspect in my life in challenging, dark night of the soul type of times, usually...... If I cannot find a way to feel hope for myself, just personally, I can usually find something visual, or something from observing others and how they react with one another, that will give me hope, small as it might be. Kindness between strangers on the street, something like that, and at the moment, it will be just the little thing I need, down deep, to keep going.

Sorry, don't mean to go on, and soak you in my tears. Not a good day.
But news like the OP' just doesn't surprise, nor speak to me in any way anymore. And this is what I find most alarming, on a personal level. It seems the only way to tolerate an environment like this and somehow survive it, is apathy, to just not care anymore. Because I cannot see any way out of it for anyone. I wish I could. I used to believe that if we live to fight it another day, someone in the future will benefit, surely, for there will be change....
But as I said about the repetitive algebraic equation, it feels to me that we are in this never ending loop, and i can no longer reach that feeling of hope that there is a way out of it, or a different spiral possible, happening elsewhere or on a different plane, or just that it was my own paranoic delusions or depression, and it wasn't really like this for everyone......
But I don't feel like that anymore, nor is it what I see. I see everyone suffering, except those who really
don't give a crap anymore at all, if they ever did, and live by that total sociopathic, narcissistic mantra everyday, invested solely in their own pursuit of pleasure, and it usually involves removing that possibility from someone else, or even causing them pain.....those people I observe these days seem to be doing just fine, for this environment is exactly suited to them. For the rest of us, I don't know.
I hope. That is all I can say. I try to continue to have some kind of hope.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 09:07 PM
I'm fairly certain this will go into litigation and come down on the side of the workers.
Anyone losing their jobs or forced out of $600 stands a chance at getting a nice paycheck out of the deal a few years from now, unless this gets hot-topic fast tracked.

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 09:42 PM
Well as much as I think it stinks, right along with pee in a cup and don't smoke - in a free market people take jobs and stay with companies at their own choice, and the rest of us shop there.
As long as we the sheeple let them push us around, they will.
Those of us that screamed 'slippery slope' way back when know we were right and now can only hope the rest are starting to see the light.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 10:05 PM
reply to post by Druscilla

It's part of Obamacare. It's the law. There will be no lawsuits. As I said you are now a subject. You gave up your citizenship.

Want insurance? Get on the scale

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 10:07 PM
reply to post by tetra50

There is hope don't fret fellow sojourner. Mankind will change it always does. This time we are reflecting on the worse of our nature, as the collective finally starts to see what we are becoming it will all change.

We are more than this. There is a force above human reason that is the active principal in nature. This force is will cause us to self correct.

Cherish and keep your hope, it will arrive.

posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 11:32 PM

Originally posted by smyleegrl
How can this be legal? Wouldn't HIPPA prevent this?

Actually I don't think it does.

I have a friend that works for CVS. When I heard about this on the news, I thought about HIPAA, since I work with HIPAA almost daily.

Personal health information can be disclosed without permission for purposes of "payment, treatment or operations".

I think this info qualifies as one of those or more. Specifically "payment".
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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 11:41 PM
With the advent of Obamacare and the associated costs, employers are now forced to garner information for "preventative care".

What you at, drink, smoke, how you exercise, if you exercise, the eating habits of your family; are all under the auspices of the State.

You folks wanted "free healthcare".

Well, here's the bill.

posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:05 AM

Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
whoa up there my fine upstanding citizens!

You had absolutely no trouble with financially raping smokers....why are you now surprised to find yourself bending over!

At first they came for the smokers, but I did not care, as I didn't smoke...

How does it go? Something like that?

posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:16 AM
reply to post by redoubt

thats awesome, id just let them fire me there is probably plenty of grounds to sue for being fired based on bodily anything.

either that stay and just write down crazy numbers like

weight : 7658 lbs

sex : both and adding animal parts next month

exercise :absolutely none and i drink liquid fat all day

ect ect,, would love to see them let me go for being 7658 lbs..

nothing on the form says it has to be the truth ^^ and its not a court document ^9 wink wink hint hint

i still dont see how "FORCING" an employee to break bonds with a doctor patient confidentiality is legal , but again, just outright lie on the form or let them fire you and open a class action suit against cvs,,,, im glad i didnt get a job there now, lol i was going to go for headquaters job as i live 15 mins away

youll hear of all kinds of weird and whacked stories over the next 5 years, companies dont like to fire people, but if they can get you to quit...heh wink wink nudge nudge ^9 and a lot of large companies would like smaller payrolls comming in the next 5-10 years.

forgot to add ill be going to walgreens from now on and just tossed my cvs key chain tag in trash ^^ even though i dont work there i put my money where my mouth is and i dont agree with them treating their people like that NOT IN MY STATE!!! d-bags. glad i didnt go for the home office job now last year heh woohooo score one for me for once lol
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