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If you live in the US, please consider signing this letter of comment to the EEOC:

Letter of comment:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-VgU73-rCwzc1l0LVIwbThyTlk/view?pli=1

Form to use for signing:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n6g0ojXgjUcJQHFn4QeBaDNhCYwnzxeVwDJu0rUoKks/viewform?c=0&w=1

This is super important for people who are subject to workplace wellness programs.

The programs need to be voluntary, and not to coerce cooperation by requiring people who don't join the program or who don't meet program-determined health metrics to pay more for health insurance.

The way the programs are currently run, they amount to forcing poor people, older people, people of color, and people whose weight is over arbitrary BMI numbers to subsidize the cost of insurance for younger, healthier people. They represent a serious financial hardship.

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