Alabama , with a 30.0% adult obesity rate, is the third fattest state according to a new report entitled, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America 2008.
Why did I mention Alabama specifically?
“Alabama is now telling its overweight state workers that they should get healthier. If the workers choose not to, it will cost them $25/month for insurance.”
Iowa Avenue and Healthy Lifestyle Blogger member, Blake Hagen, just wrote about this issue:
“The workers have until January 2010 to get free health screenings. If the screenings uncover serious issues with blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, or glucose, the workers will have 1 year to see a doctor at no cost, enroll in a wellness program, or do their own thing to improve their health. If they show progress, they won’t be charged the fee. If they don’t show any progress, it will cost them.”
What do you think? Is this a good thing or is it “too Big Brotherish?”
Let’s discuss this important topic………… Could this action be coming to a Fortune 500 company near you?