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They need to keep the drug companies out of the discussion, or the NUMBER will be used to promote drug sales. Think about the controversy on cholesterol numbers, and extend this to Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-lateral leg weakness, COPD, and so on. The drug companies will try to convince doctors and insurance companies that their product will improve the NUMBER.
They will be monitoring weight, height, BMI for health scores next. oh oh.
Those insurance companies are sure concerned about us! How great!
As a person with a chronic health condition, or perhaps a genetic predisposition to disease, I may never get a great score. So what that means is that I may get charged that $1,690 of credits which amount to starting out by charging essentially a 'risk' premium instead of calling the inflated price a "charge" for BMI, BP, Diabetes, or whatever they want to charge more for. It will not make much difference if one is Non-Smoker, Non-Drinker, etc. It is simply a way to include extra premium for 'non-preferred' persons (and I never had a lapse in coverage either - that won't count either). Not many will be 'fooled'.
pretty soon you will only be able to get a job if your skinny with a high credit score
Very scary stuff. Because the employer knows how much premium to take out of your check, they will know the health score of every employee. What do you suppose will happen to the employees who have lower scores, year after year? As osmomof 4 wrote, pretty soon employment will be reserved for the healthy only.
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