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Walmart and health insurance

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Walmart tightening eligibility requirements for health insurance and raising rates for smokers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/business/wal-mart-cuts-some-health-care-benefits.html?_r=1

    Go to HR for your Medicaid applications.
     
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Guess those $5 billion in net worldwide profits aren't enough for those job creators.
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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    shocking, shocking
     
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They'll come for the fatties next.
     
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Said it before and I'll say it again: When my wife PTed at Wal-Mart, they offered the best health benefits either of us (both with careers in media) have ever had.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    While I'm not a fan of Walmart's decision, this is the money quote.

    As for this, I assume Walmart didn't include a few routine checkups per year in its plan? A $5,000 deductible plan is not health insurance as we know it. I've had outpatient surgery that cost less than that.

     
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    That's when you'll see the fight start. "It's my right to be as fat as I want!!!"
     
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Between the new premiums and the price of smokes on that salary, that woman may never eat again.
     
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to imagine how absurd it would be if people had to depend on a partial subsidy from their employers to buy police coverage or basic education for their kids.
     
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Pretty soon, if you even get sick, they'll come after you, just like the car insurance people do when you have an accident.
     
  11. printdust

    printdust New Member

    We're really getting to the point where you can't tell Russia and China apart from us. Sure we have private property, but it's draining most of America.
     
  12. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Seriously ... She makes $230 or so a week. A two-pack-a-day habit would cost you, I'd guess, $50 or so a week. That's more than 20% of your GROSS! What a hit to your standard of living!
     
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