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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wal-Mart law overturned

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 4:56 PM

If you check our webpage for Fox 16 headlines (and of course you should) you'll have noticed the item about a federal judge in Maryland overturning the law requiring large employers (Wal-Mart was targeted) to spend more on health care. We'd heard about this earlier. A Wal-Mart watchdog group had earlier sent a news release saying prospects for appeal were uncertain but that the law had broadened the discussion about the disparity in health coverage, the drain that low-wage workers cause on public treasuries and the larger issue of health care in general.

In short: If Wal-Mart thinks its bottom line is threatened by mandates on health care coverage, it might someday get behind a single payer national insurance plan, the common sense way to attack a national scandal of inadequate health coverage in the world's richest country.


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