Don’t look to Wal-Mart for health-coverage answers

Commentary | May 4, 2005 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Wal-Mart employees and their dependents end up looking to the state for health coverage. Wal-Mart encourages its employees to sign up for the Basic Health Plan, so the public subsidizes Wal-Mart's employees' health care, and Wal-Mart's profits. Wal-Mart has figured out how to outsource its benefits to other employers, the government and the taxpayer.

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