Family Research Council

Walmart Puts a Big Smiley Face on Employee Health Care


By Tony Perkins
January 24, 2014

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Save money. Live better. It's not just the Walmart slogan -- it's the company's health care philosophy. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The unions are always looking for reasons to criticize Walmart's employee benefits. Well not so fast, says the Washington Examiner. People on the ObamaCare exchanges may be wishing they worked for Walmart when you compare the government's health care policies to the retail giant's. Not only are the premiums cheaper (a family of four would pay $160 a month to ObamaCare's $962), but there are no income or age requirements, deductibles are about half as much, and workers have access to double the hospitals, including some of the country's best: like the Mayo and Cleveland clinics. In Chicago alone, there are 9,837 doctors in the ObamaCare network compared to 24,000 in Walmart's. The company even gives cash to its employees for any health care expense. As Obamacare rolls back access to quality healthcare, Walmart may be greeting more job applicants looking to live better.

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