Wal-Mart (WMT) is looking at creating a private health-insurance exchange that would offer...

Wal-Mart (WMT) is looking at creating a private health-insurance exchange that would offer low-cost products to small businesses, which have limited options. "It would allow small employers to piggyback Wal-Mart," says company VP Marcus Osborne, who adds that such companies make up a huge but under-served part of the market.

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  • $CLU
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    There you go Wal-mart!
    If you do it right, you'll help the U.S. and create competition to "big insurance" in the process.
    This was what community Co-Ops were all about years ago. They worked well and kept the government out of the process.
    14 Jan 2013, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • usaidwhat
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    Help me with this - when the Affordable Care Act goes live, Walmart will undoubtedly have more associates qualifying for government-subsidized participation than any other employer in the U.S. Small business would get the chance to piggyback onto Walmart's leverage and contribute to Walmart's profits. Meanwhile Walmart excludes its own employees by limiting their hours just enough and excludes more with wages that make any coverage unaffordable. There you go agan Walmart!
    14 Jan 2013, 03:20 PM Reply Like
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