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Medicine: Obesity / CVS Weight Policy #1047060

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The reaction to the CVS health policy requiring employees to have their weight, body fat and glucose levels screened by their doctors or face a higher insurance premium examined; CVS statement quoted; statistics on participation in wellness programs cited; details given about the approach used at Distinguished Programs Group to motivate healthy behavior. [2 WOMEN – react.] [Patient Privacy Rights Dr. Deborah PEEL†- says they are going about this in a destructive way that offends people and violates their privacy.] [Distinguished Programs Group Jamie SCHRAFF†- comments on the weight loss competition.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Gosk, Stephanie
Duration:
00:02:40

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