Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shi...

Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare

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Republican

Belleville, IL

#1 Dec 2, 2012
What a cheap company. WMT would rather pay the penalty than take care of its workers.
Republican

Belleville, IL

#2 Dec 2, 2012
Walmart, the nationís largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the companyís policy obtained by The Huffington Post.

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.
2LoveHim

Whitesburg, KY

#3 Dec 2, 2012
Is WM a 'for profit' retailer or is WM a 'charitable organization with a goal to provide jobs'?

If you are a business owner, then at what profit ratio would you take similar measures? If your employee will add $1 per hour to your net profit, then if that same employee will NOW cost you an added $1.50 per hour, will YOU absorb the cost and operate in the red? Will YOU just pass along the extra cost to consumers?

Not an easy choice to make.
Mitt Romney
#5 Dec 2, 2012
obamas a joke,the enemys that blew up our twin towers,they new what they were doing,were slowly being erased.
Barrack Obama
#6 Dec 2, 2012
take that statement back Mitt,its all the republicans fault.a nation that is divided will fall.
sick of the crybabies

Miami, FL

#7 Dec 2, 2012
Who is really going to pay for Osamacare . The consumer as always. **** the government they are the biggest idiots of all.
Republican

Belleville, IL

#8 Dec 2, 2012
WMT was against the afforable care act , now they love it. Think about all the bucks they will save. Just think we all love WMT,
2LoveHim wrote:
Is WM a 'for profit' retailer or is WM a 'charitable organization with a goal to provide jobs'?
If you are a business owner, then at what profit ratio would you take similar measures? If your employee will add $1 per hour to your net profit, then if that same employee will NOW cost you an added $1.50 per hour, will YOU absorb the cost and operate in the red? Will YOU just pass along the extra cost to consumers?
Not an easy choice to make.
This was the plan

United States

#9 Dec 2, 2012
This was the plan all along. To make it easier for employees to be forced into the government-run health plan. It's a step toward single-payer, socialized medicine, and the ruination of medical care in this country. Enjoy waiting two years to have your inflamed appendix taken out.

You stupid fcuking liberals and Obama voters.
Republican

Belleville, IL

#10 Dec 2, 2012
Access and Benefits

All Americans would receive comprehensive medical benefits under single payer. Coverage would include all medically necessary services, including rehabilitative, long-term, and home care; mental health care, prescription drugs, and medical supplies; and preventive and public health measures.

Care would be based on need, not on ability to pay.

I love it .
not necessarily

West Liberty, KY

#11 Dec 2, 2012
Republican you are wrong. Most single payer plans don't cover mental health, substance abuse medical supplies etc... You have to take out supplement plans to cover those.
France was one of the systems they touted as being so great. Well here is some facts.
To have decent health insurance in France it cost about 20 percent of your gross salary for just the basic coverage that is offered by the government. THen you have to pay for your services and wait to be reimbursed for your share which is about seventy percent. When you are hospitalized you go to thier public hospitals unless you have a supplemental plan or rich. There isn't any such thing as a private or semi private room. You have the old fashion open ward types hospitals. Not to mention all that goes with them, such as spreading germs easier etc...
Canada is another single payer system...why do you think they come to the U S for treatment?
As far as walmart and thier announcement. That is old news. Other businesses have already said they too will be only hiring part time workers in order to avoid offering health insurance. They won't have to pay a penalty if they don't have any full time workers. But yet that part time worker will either have to pay the penalty or buy insurance. On a part time salary how are they going to afford that? Even with two part time jobs they won't. Especially since those jobs will more than likely be just min wage.
Joe Biden
#12 Dec 2, 2012
your all gonna pay,cause we said so
sick of the crybabies

United States

#13 Dec 3, 2012
Republican wrote:
Access and Benefits

All Americans would receive comprehensive medical benefits under single payer. Coverage would include all medically necessary services, including rehabilitative, long-term, and home care; mental health care, prescription drugs, and medical supplies; and preventive and public health measures.

Care would be based on need, not on ability to pay.

I love it .
You can't be that stupid to believe that. The wealthy will still have private insurance. Go to a large city and visit a county hospital that takes all cases without ability to pay see what care you get, the very minimum possible, nothing is free. Pay your own bills lazy ass
Republican

Belleville, IL

#14 Dec 3, 2012
Japan, even North Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, I have been there. Universal Health Care is strong and happy. Tax is a little high in those areas
not necessarily

West Liberty, KY

#15 Dec 3, 2012
Republican wrote:
Japan, even North Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, I have been there. Universal Health Care is strong and happy. Tax is a little high in those areas
You must not have been there in the last ten to twenty years. I was just reading about all these countries and how it wasn't all that great, especially England and Germany. And if you were there you must have been in the armed forces. As such your plan and care was not the same as the locals. It was actually better.
Republican

Belleville, IL

#16 Dec 3, 2012
I was in the USAF, Cuba is a very poor place but people are very healthy and they have the best biotech sector in the world. I wonder what kind of health care system they have
Gunny Highway
#17 Dec 3, 2012
talk to yourself much?
sick of the crybabies

Pikeville, KY

#18 Dec 3, 2012
Republican wrote:
I was in the USAF, Cuba is a very poor place but people are very healthy and they have the best biotech sector in the world. I wonder what kind of health care system they have
Why don't you move there then
not necssarily

West Liberty, KY

#19 Dec 4, 2012
Republican wrote:
I was in the USAF, Cuba is a very poor place but people are very healthy and they have the best biotech sector in the world. I wonder what kind of health care system they have
Thank you for your service, even if I disagree with some of your points of view, I am greatful that you took the time to serve in the usaf to help protect my right to disagree with you. Thank you again.

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