Wal-Mart Flips and Backs Insurance Mandate

Wal-Mart, America’s largest private employer has flipped their position on healthcare for employees and has come out saying that “it supports requiring employers to provide health insurance to workers.”

The support of Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, could give momentum to one of the most-contentious aspects of legislation taking shape in Congress to fix the health system. To help pay for covering the 46 million uninsured, lawmakers have proposed mandating that all but small employers provide insurance for workers or help pay for it.[…]

“We are for an employer mandate which is fair and broad in its coverage,” said the letter, signed by Wal-Mart Chief Executive Mike Duke. Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, also signed the letter, along with John Podesta, who led President Obama’s transition team and is chief executive of the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning think tank.

The National Retail Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce were not thrilled with Wal-Mart’s stance on the issue.

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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