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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:37 AM

Walmart's New Health Care Policy

Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare

Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours -- something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.

Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy. In an emailed statement, company spokesman David Tovar said Walmart had “made a business decision” not to respond to questions from The Huffington Post and accused the publication of unfair coverage.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/01/walmart-health-care-policy-medicaid-obamacare_n_2220152.html

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Think of all that revenue private health insurance corporations will miss out on...wow.
I think the "silver lining" in this is that WalMart is speeding up our move to a single-payer system.


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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. What an absolutely shit company

N/T

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Response to Esse Quam Videri (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:01 AM

2. they are the worst

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:14 AM

3. I'd also like to say that they are the worst. Also, the offsring are shining examples of inheritance

 

tax needing reform.
Reform as in 10X the rate it is now for $1 million and over.

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Response to byeya (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:40 AM

6. The six heirs to the WalMart family fortune control as much wealth between them

 

as the bottom 30 million Americans combined. Meanwhile, 1 in 5 American children lives in poverty.

Capitalism is sure a moral system, eh?

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:47 PM

7. Capitalism gives incentives to those who are willing to

work hard and create. (sarcasm).

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:16 PM

12. The Captains of Industry don't "do" moral; they do greed and theft

 

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:33 AM

4. And then their rich CEO's can bitch some more about all those moochers on the Govt. Dole, no doubt..

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

5. Support Wal-Mart workers! Solidarity!

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. They complain of the Huff's unfair coverage?

They are the ones who practice UNFAIR coverage... of their workers.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. New policy?

This has always been their policy, afaik, or it was when I worked there years ago.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

10. The Tide Is Turning . . .

Wal-Mart is a house of cards. Their entire business model requires them to squeeze every supplier, every employee and every municipality for their profits. If state and local governments start to refuse Wal-Marts required property tax-free contracts just for the privilege of building in the community; then workers obtain the right to organize and a few suppliers realize they can stay in business without groveling to the great User, this mega-corporation could crash and burn faster than anyone realizes.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

11. The greedy fucks could at leave give coupons to their clinics

Probably is their fall back for if they get heat that impacts profits.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:21 PM

13. Meanwhile at COSTCO

Employees get benefits and a very reasonable wage of $15/hr+

(I know where I take my business.)

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:17 PM

14. K & R !!!




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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:37 PM

15. I harbor no illusions....

... that this nation will ever see Single Payer. It didn't get a mention last go around. Nothing leads me to believe it's even in the cards, and certainly not in time to do many of us any good.

I would LOVE to be proved wrong.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:48 PM

16. My understanding of the ACA (Obamacare)...

...is that there is a little known provision for 2016 which permits single-payer on a state-by-state basis.


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