It seems the faculty and staff are revolting (no Groucho jokes, please) at the onerous requirements of Pennsylvania State University's health and wellness program and the stiff fine it imposes for noncompliance.
(Reuters) - Matthew Woessner, associate professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University, doesn't smoke, spends an hour every day on the elliptical trainer and eats (mostly) healthy food. But he draws the line at new "wellness" steps required by his employer, such as filling out a form that asks whether he examines his testicles every month - and paying a $1,200 penalty if he doesn't comply.The Reuters article goes on to say that wellness programs do not save money and may actually increase rather than diminish health-care costs for employers.
An open letter Woessner wrote protesting the university's 2014 wellness requirements has sparked a protest by more than 2,000 faculty and staff employees at Penn State who argue that it is coercive and unethical and ask that it be stopped. ...
"The university is desperately trying to come up with money to cover the worst scandal in higher education (the conviction of coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually molesting children and the resulting $60 million fine and other sanctions). We have to wonder if the $1,200 penalty is a Sandusky tax." [said Woessner].
If Prof. Woessner thinks this is bad, wait until Obamacare fully kicks in.