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Old 09-21-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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As the nation engages in vigorous health insurance debate, there is, perhaps no greater example of why we need a public option than the example of Wal-Mart's health insurance offerings. Employees of the conglomerate are no longer treated in the manner in which Sam Walton wished them to be treated - fairly, with honest compensation for honest work. Instead, Wal-Mart's benefit system is an intricate spider-web of rules and caveats designed to discourage employees from partaking of the private system and encourage them to use the public system of welfare and Medicaid.

Taxpayers Pay for Wal-Mart Employee's Health Care so Wal-Mart Doesn't Have To - The Daily Hurricane
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
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Are there other companies, large and / or small, that don't provide Health Insurance for their employees??
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Wal-mart and healthcare....why does that sound familiar? Oh yeah...I remember..

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From my dealings with Wal-Mart, they pay their employees low enough wages that they qualify for assisted Health Insurance.
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few years back they were claiming they couldn't provide healthcare for their own employees, having them apply for govt sponsored medical benefits on the job for crimminy sake.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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This is news? It's been tossed around for years and no one really cared.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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...and your point is?????
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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This is news? It's been tossed around for years and no one really cared.
I wonder why that is.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Oh, cheers!, more union propaganda!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Why is Wal-mart a target for the left? They provide jobs for millions of people and low costs for those who choose to shop there. Compensation formulas are a business decision, not the Democratic welfare-state institution that the liberal left would love for it to be.

Healthcare insurance is not a right. No matter what your Messiah Obama says.

Give it up already.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Why is Wal-mart a target for the left? They provide jobs for millions of people and low costs for those who choose to shop there.

Healthcare insurance is not a right. No matter what your Messiah Obama says.
Hey I'm on the left and I love Wal-mart. Where else can I get my nails done, oil changed, develop photos, pick up my birth control pills, grab the latest ***** album, get my son's hair cut and a gallon of milk in 60 minutes?
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Are there other companies, large and / or small, that don't provide Health Insurance for their employees??
I'll bet the applicants applying at Walmart did it to improve their life.

That would tell me the wages and benefits at Walmart are better than what they had when they applied.
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