… should be ap­plauded

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters - Gerd Peters Las Ve­gas

Ithink it’s in­ter­est­ing that we think a work­place well­ness pro­gram is dis­crim­i­na­tory. I think we should be ap­plaud­ing the ini­tia­tive.

Com­pa­nies that have al­ready in­sti­tuted th­ese prac­tices have shown a drop in health­care ex­penses. This is mainly by pro­mot­ing a health­ier life­style and en­v­i­ron- ment. Well­ness can in­clude many things. I be­lieve that we can make well­ness pro­grams di­verse enough that all can par­tic­i­pate and ben­e­fit from the sav­ings. Why shouldn’t all per­sons par­tic­i­pate in well­ness, whether you have di­a­betes, chronic fa­tigue, etc.? All of th­ese per­sons need well­ness as much as any­one else.

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