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Privacy Advocates Urge Stronger Protection Of Employee Health Data
Kaiser Health News

Like millions of Americans, Michelle Muckenthaler joined her workplace wellness program this year, answering a bunch of questions about her health habits: What did she eat? How often did she exercise?

Next year, she’ll also face a wellness exam, including tests to measure her cholesterol level, blood sugar and weight. Worried about the privacy of her personal information, she says she’ll opt out, even though she will lose a discount off her premium.

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