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April 1, 2013

READERS’ FORUM: April 1, 2013


Plan to control healthcare costs

Let’s see now, how can CVS and the insurance company exercise even more control over their employees’ lives (even when off the clock) so as to further reduce healthcare costs?

I have a few ideas worth looking into.

A. If you are injured while operating a motorcycle and you are not wearing a helmet, coverage denied.

B. If you are operating an automobile and you are going more than 5 mph over the limit and you incur injuries as a result of an accident, coverage denied.

Even if you are hit by a drunk driver who is going 100 mph, coverage denied. You were partially responsible for your injuries.

C. If you are injured in an automobile accident and not wearing your seat belts, coverage denied.

D. Injuries sustained as a result of fireworks will not be covered.

E. Gunshot wounds will no longer be covered. Even if you are the victim of a drive-by shooting, coverage denied. They are getting too expensive to treat.

F. If you are legally intoxicated and sustain an injury, coverage denied, no matter how the injury took place.

G. STDs will continue to be covered at 100 percent because Bill Clinton says so.

— Mark Burns

Terre Haute

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