RST: Penn State's controversial insurance plan
Scott LaMar | 08.14.13
What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Wednesday, August 14, 2013:
With healthcare costs growing throughout the country, one of Pennsylvania’s largest employers has adopted a controversial new policy to save money.
To cut its healthcare costs, Penn State University has asked that all of its employees fill out an online survey with personal health questions.
Many companies in Pennsylvania have begun to give employees incentives for living healthy. But instead of incentives, Penn State employees who do not complete the survey will pay the school a surcharge of 100 dollars every month.
Listen to the program:
Dr. Matthew Woessner, associate professor of politics and public policy at Penn State Harrisburg, appears on Wednesday’s Radio Smart Talk to explain why some employees are upset with this new wellness program at Penn State.
Tell us: What are your thoughts on Penn State's new insurance policy? We invite you to share your comment below.
Dr. Matthew Woessner
Also, Pennsylvania is home to 9,300 amusement park rides, more than any other state in the county, however an investigation by PublicSource shows that the state’s inspection process may not be up
On Wednesday’s show, reporters Emily DeMarco and Natasha Khan, will tell us what their investigation revealed about Pennsylvania’s amusement park inspections.
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