Archive for the 'Health Care' Category

WALMART HEALTHCARE: OLD LINE, NEW TWIST…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

That Walmart sucks on the public teat by shifting its healthcare costs to Medicaid is no story for regular readers of The Writing On The Wal, but The Huffington Post yesterday, citing yet another infamous Walmart Healthcare memo, has lit a fire under the story by referencing the rallying cry of The Tea Party: Obamacare. […]

If I was still writing posts for this blog…

Friday, October 21st, 2011

…I would definitely link to this. Then I’d quote the big story from the NYT today: After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff. Citing rising costs, Wal-Mart, […]

THE CONVERSATION IS NOT IMPROVING…

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

The conversation in New York City concerning whether or not residents want or government will support Walmart’s entry into the city is rapidly spinning down the sewer. Yesterday it was plantations and slaves today it’s socialists and sheeple. This will not end well. From The LRC Blog: A new report from socialist City University of […]

FIRST LADY SWAYS WALMART ON HEALTHY…

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

My initial reaction to the New York Times story this morning that First Lady Michele Obama has convinced Walmart to make changes in not only what foods it sells, but also the price at which it sells those foods is positive. How could it not be? Like my cautious optimism regarding Walmart’s forays into environmental […]

PRESIDENT BUSH’S BELATED GIFT TO WALMART…

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Remember back in 2003 when then President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that the Republican Congress passed knowing it would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt? Don’t worry, the teabaggers don’t remember either. The bill created the horribly expensive Medicare Part D prescription plan and guess who now, […]

DEBORAH SHANK: 1955-2010…

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Deborah Shank has died. According to the Southeast Missourian, Shank died of natural causes. Jim Shank said he was grateful for the support his family received throughout the years. “I want to thank all of the friends that came forward and helped.” Thank you Just Me for alerting us. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

ACLU TO FILE IN JOESPH CASIAS CASE…

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Let the fun begin. I don’t know that anyone has made the connection yet, but yesterday’s shocking 5-4 United States Supreme Court decision invoking the 14th Amendment in McDonald v Chicago could trump all medical and recreational marijuana laws. Could the 14th itself be in danger? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WALMART…! SAVE US FROM GOVERNMENT…!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

On my home blog I’ve been writing a series of posts under the flag: How To Birth A Teabagger… What I’m doing is copying emails sent to me that I believe foster and support the Teabagger attitude. Surprise, surprise, one came in that calls upon Walmart. To get this: save us from a government-run health […]

MANY MORE GRANDMOTHERS NEEDED…

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Those protesting on behalf of fired Walmart worker Joseph Casias need to get more, many more, grandmothers on the picket line if they want to be taken seriously. Guys with bandannas and dreadlocks do not help the cause for medical marijuana. I’m just sayin’… Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

THE STORY IS NOT ABOUT STONERS…

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Medical marijuana changed our conversation on drug use and President Barack Hussein Obama has told the Justice Department to stop wasting critical resources on busting operations supplying patients in states that had legalized marijuana for medical use. This is why I fully expect the case of Joseph Casias v. Walmart to reach the Supreme Court […]

ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE SWEET JESUS…

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

In the ’60s and ’70s we had a national discussion on whether or not individual women had a right to privacy that included the right to safely terminate a pregnancy. That debate ended with Roe v. Wade. Today we’re have another privacy/medical debate. This time the topic is the prescribed use of marijuana. From WZZM: […]

SEROQUEL, SERTRALINE, WHO KNEW…?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Clearly the pharmacist at Todd Beathard’s Walmart had no George Bailey to watch over business. Should Beathard have been more careful? Have checked the label or even compared the pills against the picture in The Pill Book or an online source? Perhaps. Do you? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

ONE HEALTH INSURANCE BELLWETHER…

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

There’s much more to the Great Recession than just Walmart, but the corporation’s vast size makes it the obvious place to look for indicators in our recoverless recovery. A drastic drop in two-income families looks to me to be the culprit here. From the Associated Press: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says more of its workers are […]

FEELING THE PAIN OF WORKING AT WALMART…

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I worked discount retail through high school and college and I moved a lot of heavy materials, most often lots of 32-pound cases of paint, on a regular basis. I managed to stay healthy and uninjured. The Las Vegas Badger isn’t quite so fortunate. Today, I had to downstack over 9,000 pounds of groceries so […]

Does Walmart still support health care reform?

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Let’s play pundit…. It looks like there’s going to be a health care reform bill, a weak one without a public option or a Medicare buy-in, for which the only vehicle for driving down costs is an insurance exchange. Let’s do a thought experiment inspired by Jonathan Chait of the New Republic: Why can’t people […]