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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

WAL-MART CUTS HEALTH BENEFITS

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From Wake Up Wal-Mart:

According to internal Wal-Mart documents, just released by WakeUpWalMart.com, Wal-Mart plans to slash health care costs by eliminating all of its low-deductible health care plans for new hires, increasing medical premiums on its existing plans, and increasing the spousal surcharge to a whopping $1,800 a year in order to push more employees off of the company health care plan.

By eliminating most of its health care plans and replacing them with a high-deductible, catastrophic plan, Wal-Mart is effectively out of the health care business and will, instead, shift its health care costs onto its hard-working employees and America’s taxpayers.

Nice! Wal-Mart is the nation’s largest employer, with over 1.39 million employees. Last year they made a record $11 billion profit, yet fail to provide company health care to over half of its employees and their families.

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  • http://cookingwithideas.typepad.com/ bibliochef

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  • Big D

    Sorry, but I’m not buying it. Why should Wal-Mart be be singled out for crappy health care? Look around, it’s happening everywhere. Find something better. If you can’t, improve yourself so you can. If you don’t like it, leave.

    So Wal-Mart should be the caretaker for those who don’t have the drive to take care of themselves? When do people step up and take responsibility for themselves? These are the same people who critisize the public school system, yet do nothing when it comes to accepting ownership for teaching their kids. “Let the teachers teach and I’ll just bitch about it.”

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    “When do people step up and take responsibility for themselves?”

    They are. Visit wakeupwalmart.com. I also recommend that you see “The High Price of Low Cost” documentary. And after that if you still feel the same, so be it.

    As for the actual health care itself, saying that it’s like that “everywhere” is too broad a brush. And WM actually like it that their employees need governement subsidy for health care because the bill gets passed on to you and me and all the taxpayers.

    They made $11 billion in profit last year. But they can’t even provide decent enough health care for half their employees? That’s what I’m not buying. I swore off shopping their a while ago and I will never shop there again.

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  • Big D

    If you don’t like your benefits, quit. If enough people quit Wal-Mart because because of the benefits, then they will be forced to improve benefits to retain a workforce. Forceing Wal-Mart to pay up because they are successful is borderline communism. We live in a capitalistic scociety. Good for you not shopping at Wal-Mart. I still don’t use Exxon and will now be passing by the Citgo stations when I look for gas.

    As far as the health care system, by “everywhere” I was referring to a mix of social and economic classes that are being affected by rising health care costs. The city I work in recently raised health care cost’s by an average of 300%.

    Where was the love when Wal-Mart introduced $4 generic perscriptions? “Wake up Wal-Mart” used it as an opportunity to attack their health care benefits. This is a program that can save millions for the working man.

    That said…I’m want to come up. Too late for golf, but how about a Bears game?

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