Live And Local With Kevin Wall 03/20/13: Harry Reid, CVS, And Resort Fees
CBS LAS VEGAS- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested yesterday that a link between an explosion in Hawthorne, NV that killed seven Marines was caused by the sequester’s cuts into military training and maintenance. Was Harry Reid wrong to immediately link the death of seven Marines in Hawthorne, NV to the sequester? Callers say if Harry Reid is wrong or right when linking the death of seven marines to the sequester. Roxy Bernstein, Play By Play for the California Golden Bears, talks about the UNLV Vs. Cal game.
CVS plans to adopt a new policy that will affect employees who participate in the company’s health insurance plan. All 200,000 CVS employees can “voluntarily” undergo a WebMD Wellness Review that will determine their blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass/weight. For those employees who choose not to participate, or employees who fail to disclose their health information, their health insurance rate will increase by $50 per month — a $600 annual increase. Additionally, CVS employees who choose to submit to a Wellness Review, are also required to take strides to improve their over-all health — if deemed necessary during the review. Do you think CVS has the right to penalize their employees over their body weight and health? Callers tell us if they think this is a good thing for businesses to do.
Java Hedlund, Associate Commissioner-Communications for the Mountain West Conference, talks about the new Television deal with ESPN. The South Point is the recent Casino in the valley to charge resort fees to their guest. They now charge $14.00 a night for such amenities as wi-fi, a fitness center, and phone calls. Earlier in March, Caesars Entertainment ended its “no fee” policy and began charging their guest. Do you think it’s okay for casinos to charge resort fees? Callers tell us if they support the Resort fees.