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Wal-Mart: How low can you go?

Low prices. Always low prices. When it comes to consumer goods, America is addicted to them. And with its one-stop-shop product selection and fanatical commitment to low prices, Wal-Mart is the biggest low-price outlet going. We like our stuff cheap, and Wal-Mart is the place to get it.

The company that many Americans hate to love is getting loads of unfavorable attention lately. Union an......

Full article >>> nly 36% of workers are enrolled.

Wal-Mart would like to get more credit for the benefits it already offers workers but admits its health care offering is vulnerable to at least some of their (critics) criticisms, especially with regard to the affordability of coverage and associates reliance on Medicaid. The memo acknowledges that 24% of employees and 46% of children of employees have no ......

Full article >>> able products wants a cheap, disposable workforce?

While Wal-Mart deserves to be criticized for these types of initiatives, the situation they and other businesses face illustrates how urgently our system of health care funding and delivery needs reform. The premiere quality of our healthcare system is often touted, but what good is this if fewer and fewer people can afford it?


Full article >>> all costs? What kind of communities, workplaces and environments do we want? Its time for everyone politicians, business leaders, workers, citizens to get our heads out of the sand and rethink our priorities. Our physical and economic health depends on it.

Is the cost and quality of your health care benefits getting better or worse? Please e-mail Tony at By Tony DiRomualdo 11/10/05

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