Just when I thought our system could not be more screwed up. There was a meeting yesterday at my company with our insurance company outlining the usual increases. This time there was a twist. We have to pay $300 more a year out of our paychecks, unless we go with the "wellness" program. What that means is that the insurance company takes blood samples this year and you get the $300 break. If your blood turns up anything "unusual" the next year, you get charged more, if not you stay at the same rate. I can't even believe this is legal. My doctor cautioned me about things like this a long time ago. I sure as hell am not giving anyone my blood to anyone unless they are my doctor. I want to challenge this legally using my lawyer, but I need to hear from some of you who have more experience with this kind of thing. This is seriously creepy. Since when is an insurance company your doctor? No way in hell would I give them my blood. Who knows what they could "find"? I've tried looking this up on line but can find nothing.