TITLE

A Health-Care Greeting: Welcome to Wal-Mart

AUTHOR(S)
Harrop, Froma
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Progressive Populist;8/1/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 13, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the improvement of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s quality of conversation by requiring employers to help pay for the health coverage of their workers in the U.S. It notes that Wal-Mart fought proposals for health tax creation for companies with uninsured workers. It points out that it spruced up and elaborated the health benefits of its employees. It also wants to control the increasing costs of its medical care.
ACCESSION #
43671381

 

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