Just because we are in a workplace does not mean we are under the responsibility of the employer to monitor our health and welfare. In recent years, in fact, the United States has become a nation of laws, regulations, and health and safety laws.
For example, employers may have some responsibility to check their employees’ blood pressure, but in this case it’s the employer’s responsibility to make sure their employees are healthy.
Another example is that certain forms of workplace health and safety are legal, so long as they are established by a governmental entity. For example, most states have laws that require a certain number of years of service in order to become a “senior.” But there are also state-specific laws that require employers to make sure their employees are screened and that they are qualified.
The reason you should always be wearing a health insurance card is because you have an obligation to maintain your own health. Also, that’s just common sense: it’s your right to take care of yourself.
Workers generally should not be permitted on the job if they are not qualified. If you are working for an employer who is not responsible enough to maintain their own health and wellness, then you should be working somewhere else, as it doesn’t make sense to spend your time working there. That said, even if your employer does not have a health plan, you should still be treated fairly, and make sure to seek medical attention if you feel you need it.
It has become increasingly obvious that many of the workers on the “right to seek health” site are not qualified. This is because they don’t appear to be seeking any medical care. But in reality they are actually seeking medical attention for their illnesses. If you cannot afford medical attention for your health issues, then you should go to a doctor.
The right to seek care has not only been abused by the ill-prepared workers of today, but it has also been abused by the ill-prepared workers of the past. In many cases, the workers are not seeking any care at all, just using the system as a dumping place for their ailments.
You can only seek care so long as the system is not already broken. But in many cases, the people providing the care are not only not caring, but are actively trying to turn the system into a liability.
A year-old study found that the majority of workers were not seeking medical care, especially when they were in the workplace. A report from the Federal Trade Commission found that workers who sought care did so only when they were in a risky situation. Workers who sought care also did so only when they were in a risky situation. And of course, those workers had no need for medical help.
This is the part where I usually start laughing. But honestly, if you don’t know what you’re looking for when it comes to workers seeking health care, you’re missing a huge opportunity. There’s a huge difference between seeking help because you have to (and you don’t) and seeking it because you want to (and you do).