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I for one will boycott CVS....

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

If the allegations are true, that CVS is showing prejudice, in my opinion for weight, I for one will boycott CVS. And on top of it they make a profit from selling items that bring about obesity.
For Workers at CVS, body fat can be costly.

"The Boston Herald disclosed CVS' new health screening policy Tuesday and revealed that workers who fail to comply would face $50-a-month surcharge. That $600-a-year penalty somewhat undermines CVS' suggestion that the new policy is "voluntary," but it's an increasingly common move by companies looking to save money by avoiding employees with costly health conditions. "

I for one will boycott CVS. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAROLJ35 3/22/2013 10:42PM

    Is this America, the land of the FREE???
I don't patronize CVS now and certainly won't start!!!

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CHANTENAY 3/22/2013 10:34AM

    The health care system I worked for had yearly screening. And that was already started at least 10 years ago. They came right in to measure our hips and waists with a measuring tape, weighed us, did our BP, and a blood draw. They paid for the blood work. Then we got a fancy report on the state of our health. One year everyone got a duffle bag with towel, low fat cookbook, running log book, all with the company logo on it, of course, for a gift. Talk about a hint. I don't remember there being an option of non participation, but with our company being all about health care, no one seemed to mind. We felt that we were supposed to be setting an example to our client patients. It was a little embarrassing, though. It was a workmate in the office who did the weighing and measuring.

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CANDOK1260 3/21/2013 7:27AM

    My company does it right if you do screening what the paid for you get money off your insurance

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DJ4HEALTH 3/21/2013 2:12AM

    Heard that on the news too.

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MNABOY 3/20/2013 10:30PM

    The Fed will make workers pay more for insurance

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CARRAND 3/20/2013 8:39PM

    I like the idea of paying people to get the screening done. Maybe they could offer on-site dietary help or fitness rooms. Health is important to us all, but I hate to see discrimination against those who struggle with their health, and probably struggle with money as well.

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WINE4GIRL 3/20/2013 8:11PM

    There's a new CVS here. We don't go to it... and now, don't plan to. I'm all for getting healthy and staying healthy, but seems like it should be a violation of their rights.

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TRAVELNISTA 3/20/2013 8:01PM

    Joining in on the boycott. What's next? Geesh!!!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/20/2013 7:56PM

    Wouldn't it be more positive to offer $50 per month to each employee who HAS a health screening? But then, that would cost the company money and we all know that this has nothing to do with concern for the health of their employees, it's just about maximizing profit.
It's ALWAYS about the bottom line, no matter what excuse they come up with.

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DR1939 3/20/2013 7:47PM

    Many companies have a surcharge for smokers.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/20/2013 7:34PM

    saw it on the evening news-I won't shop there.

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PATRICIAAK 3/20/2013 7:30PM

    It's not just CVS. Other companies, such as airlines and the military, have 'weight standards'.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/20/2013 6:02PM

    Interesting...thanks for sharing the information.

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KATHYJO56 3/20/2013 5:59PM

    I just saw this on the evening news. I have never liked CVS and I will join you in this boycott! emoticon

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