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Workers at Penn State now dealing with a health care mandate that could affect their privacy they will soon have to fill out an online wellness questionnaire.
And some say they feel like the questions on it are just too personal but if they don't answer the schools questions.
They will be slapped with a big fine so that puts them in a tough spot if they're opposed to this David Lee Miller.
Live in -- New -- -- so what are the questions that have people concerned about this -- -- -- were talking about a wide range of questions here are some ask about height weight and cholesterol but as you mentioned others are considered far more intrusive ranging from use of tobacco.
To feelings of depression.
One question asks and I quote have you had five or more alcoholic drinks -- a single sitting in the last six months and men are asked.
Do you do a monthly sister's -- self exam employees who don't answer all questions -- find 100 dollars month.
The school says the information is kept confidential but critics well they're not so short.
At least one professor says he will fill it out but only -- of nonsensical answers.
My suggestion is that -- -- employees dutifully fill up their profiles.
And filled with junk.
So for example in my profile -- three feet eight inches -- highway fifty pounds.
In addition to the surveyed employees also have to undergo a physical exam.
At a -- there's -- -- while medical vans and -- have already some are calling this the other.
Penn State scandal.
So so what is -- school say about us.
Well in a statement the school says that it pays about 83%.
Of employee health care cost and that the current model is simply unsustainable.
The statement reads in part.
These changes may seem like bold action for university however.
Programs similar to this are a common practice in the for profit world and these serious health care funding challenges -- Penn State no choice but to move ahead as planned.
Some health care experts argue that.
This type of wellness program being implemented here.
Often cost more money then -- it's such programs often cost employers about the 300 dollars per employee each year.
But according to a recent study only make a small difference in actually lowering health care cost.
He's Penn State employees -- there about 40000 of them have until October to decide whether or not they're going to take part in the survey Martha.
My hunch is that we're gonna see more this kind of thing as we move forward through this process David Lee thank you very much.
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