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Re: “Smoke and Mirrors

Actually, as a frequent visitor to county buildings, I am struck by the number of health related activities that are promoted for county employees and have been for many years. I also frequently see support staff doing daily walks during their breaks throughout the parking garage. There is a weight watchers group for county employees. EAP is also advertised to assist employees with a variety of issues. I think this is all good stuff that the county is providing at little cost already. Glad to see it.

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Posted by gcb1 on 02/26/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Moving Along

Five children. Wow. Good thing we have plenty of water here in Tucson. Keep 'em coming.

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Posted by bslap on 02/26/2015 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Smoke and Mirrors

They better start looking for all the alcoholics as well and those that have more than one drink a day. If you show up to work sick you get docked for infecting others you have to interact with. One could go on and on. I thought we all have personal choice.

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Posted by smithappens on 02/26/2015 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Smoke and Mirrors

So do you move County employees onto the "..county's high-deductible health insurance plan rather than the alternative Preferred Provider Organization that about one-third of the county workforce uses because the high-deductible plan is cheaper for the county. Huckelberry has proposed retiring the PPO plan by fiscal year '16-'17 ?"
Do you also move obese, cardiac employees onto that same plan if you see them eating chips & dip? This is a very sllippery slope. Certainly a County plan designed to support recognized employees at greater risk due to: 1) smoking; 2) obesity; 3) heart or lung disease history; 4) etc, etc, etc onto this "high-deductible" plan is FULL OF JURISDICTIONAL/COURT RELATED COSTS BECAUSE THIS PLAN WILL END UP IN COURT!
How about some incentives related to planned education programs to urge a change in behaviors, how about installing a gym in county buildings that would allow employees to exercise before/after/at lunch time to improve their health, how about a county wide tracking program with those employees willing to sign up and have their exercise and other health parameters monitored and recorded? Encouraging healthy alternatives instead of blanket penalizing known health behaviors will get far better complliance!

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Posted by tiredofpc on 02/26/2015 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Moving Along

Sure, let them finally document themselves, then they can finally be deported. Once at their home country they can visit the US Embassy and begin the proper applications like the laws state.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 02/26/2015 at 3:17 AM

Re: “Wild Horses

Gee I think this lady needs to go back and read her own words...they are lies, all lies!!! She is abusing these horses herself, she is starving them, no teeth or hoof care, no grooming or affection, not cleaning stalls...these horses have gone from one hell to another condemning them to die a heartless death! Shame on you Adrian Bruno, SHAME ON YOU!!!!

Posted by for the love of horses on 02/21/2015 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Wild Horses

How can they say that they are talking care of these animals! It's plain to see that all of the animals are in dire need of medical and hoof care. They have been taken from one abusers place to another, i don't understand any of this, please explain why this is ok.

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Posted by Kerry on 02/21/2015 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Fed Up

Apparently larryd prisons are more important. How are people of modest means going to go to school?

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Posted by Robin B. on 02/20/2015 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Fed Up

Some day Southern Arizona will have to convince the rest of the State to vote for Democrats. Education is more important than ever yet many feel it's a private issue and not one for the population as a whole. I like to think that education is as important a right as food and water...and they are in short supply these days as well.

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Posted by larryd on 02/20/2015 at 5:48 PM

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