Well intentioned but seriously misguided…
Alabama To Charge Obese Workers $25 Monthly
The state has given its 37,527 employees a year to start getting fit or they’ll pay $25 a month for insurance that otherwise is free. The board will apply the obesity charge to anyone with a body mass index of 35 or higher who is not making progress.
If the screenings turn up serious problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose or obesity, employees will have a year to see a doctor at no cost, enroll in a wellness program or take steps on their own to improve their health. If they show progress in a follow-up screening, they won’t be charged. But if they don’t, they must pay starting in January 2011.