Saturday, October 29, 2005

More on Wal-Mart's Healthcare Memo

Widens it to the problems facing companies with massively rising healthcare costs.

Universal healthcare would be a nice thing, no? What we have here is a phantom of "choice" for most workers, little-to-no healthcare for many, and shifting of health insurance costs from companies to already strapped workers.

Not a good deal. Go look at Alcoa's annual report for 2004: biggest single cost worry is "human" -- ie, healthcare. Solution? Outsource.

There is an obvious way to stop this huge incentive: universal health care.

Oh, I'm sorry -- that's socialism.

4 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Here's the Kucinich-Conyers bill to phase in single-payer universal healthcare over the next decade. Worth a read.

Saturday, October 29, 2005 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

OK, that link doesn't work anymore, so google H.R. 676 to find it.

Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous California Health Insurance said...

Universal health care can be a great impact on our health care system. It is unfortunate to hear so many lack health insurance. We really need to improve our health care system. Health insurance is a major aspect to many and we should help everyone get covered.

Friday, November 18, 2005 6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

I hope walmart works to provide decent health care benefits for the employees. The employees deserve health insurance.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:34:00 PM  

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