Friday, September 16, 2011

In other words, he's shoving it down their throats

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving city workers an important health choice: enroll in a new wellness plan, expected to be unveiled Friday, or pay a higher premium.
The price if they don't enroll: $50 a month.
The program includes an initial screening that focuses on preventative care for asthma, heart disease and diabetes. City employees would then receive wellness training to achieve long-term health goals, including weight loss.
Smokers wouldn't be penalized, but they would be encouraged to quit. Advisers overseeing the program will monitor progress on a bimonthly basis, and those who reach their goals could see their health care premiums reduced.
"We will help you be a good steward for your health," Emanuel said Friday, "but if you choose not to, you'll pay that price and that is the price you'll have to pay."



rpm2day said...

Sign zee papers! Sign zee papers or else!

orbitup said...

That's what happens when someone else pays for your healthcare.

Paul, Dammit! said...

This could be the solution to health care. This could be the start of the ah, FINAL solution, if you get my drift.

Tattoo Jim said...

Looks like "1984" is about to happen... we can all thank the current batch of liberals for that! Oh, and all you folks out there who think voting is just too much of a hassle??? If you don't vote against it, you voted for it... period!