posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 09:57 AM
Originally posted by amatrine
My husbands company gives you 100 dollars in a gift card if you submit this information. I see it as required soon.
Do what...?!? Please explain in more detail. Without jeopardizing your husband's career, of course, could you elaborate?
I've worked in healthcare for over 10 years (multiple settings). I'm not shocked by what you've stated. In fact, you've only pointed out what
I've believed true for years. HIPPA is a complete fallacy. We all know that (most of us). Doctor/Patient confidentiality is also complete bunk. By
that I mean, it's not designed to protect the patient. Anyway, I'm getting off track here... Please tell us ATSers more about this $100 gift card
payment in exchange for info.
My company also added this to the "health insurance policy" this year, specifically siting Obamacare costs as their reasoning. Employees are
required to wear pedometers, keep a diet journal, participate in company sponsored events such as walk-a-thons or 5k runs, turn in biometrics results,
your BMI (they put the fat calipers on you), and all of your health records are basically an open book.
You are given a choice to "participate in being accountable for your health" OR you can "choose" to pay an added fee to your healh insurance that
totals $600 at the end of the year. $600 is worth my privacy and a giant F--you to Obamacare, my company, HIPPA, the whole corrupt system! If I could
have paid $600 to get out of the flu shot, I may have considered the idea. We were forced to take the shot or be fired. That's a whole other thread,
I know... I know...
The whole healthcare system is so backwards and corrupt. How naive I was to think my career choice a noble profession. I made my choice and said
good-bye to that life with no regrets. Now my noble profession is a mother and wife, among other things. I know many unhappy people in this field and
I my heart goes out to them. It's not a good field for people intolerant of corruption and greed.