Archive for the 'Health Care' Category

GROUND ZERO FOR CONTAGIOUS INFECTIONS…

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Jonathan has written before and continues to write about how Walmart’s sick-leave policy for employees all but guarantees that shopping in a Walmart puts you at risk of becoming infected with some any number of viral and bacterial contagions. But for those Walmarts with in-store clinics, you’re at risk from customers shopping while waiting to […]

PATIENTS WELL ENOUGH TO SHOP…?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Jonathan has been all over the Swine Flu and Walmart employees, but this afternoon I came across an interesting story up in Senator Olympia Snowe’s state of Maine where Walmart is opening in-store health clinics. I’ve written several times about these kinds of clinics, but given the near panic in this country about the Swine […]

SHOULD ANDY GO TO WORK FOR WALMART…?

Monday, November 9th, 2009

When given the chance to think of the four worst places self-described spokesjerk Andy should go after being fired from Blue Cross Blue Shield for well, telling the truth, he came up with: Blackwater, Walmart, Goldman Sachs and Faux Fox News. Where do you think he should apply? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

OH HELL FIRE, JUST LET WALMART DO IT, II…

Friday, October 9th, 2009

On Monday I linked to Part I of Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen’s arguments for turning our nation’s health care over to Walmart. Yesterday she published Part II of her argument. The Just-Let-Walmart-Do-It approach didn’t get any stronger. In its “Better Health Care Together” statement, Wal-Mart outlines four principles for a healthy America. One of these […]

I AM SO DOOMED…

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

There’s just no way around it. I’m going to Hell. No, it’s probably worse, I’m going to be forced to be a Walmart greeter in Hell, getting pitch-forked every time a customer comes into the store. I’m going to spend eternity in agony and shame because damnit… When I read this story, I couldn’t help […]

OH HELL FIRE, JUST LET WALMART DO IT…

Monday, October 5th, 2009

If there are two elements that I would suggest never be combined they would be Wall Street and health care. Clearly the people who stole billions from American taxpayers are not to be trusted with the basic health and well being of those same citizens. From 24/7 Wall St: Let Wal-Mart take over the creation […]

Tying up loose ends.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

This is the letter that “Stock” is referring to in the comments: I work for Wal-Mart (the evil empire) and was invited to my supervisor’s office yesterday to be “sold” on the new computerized schedule practice that will go into effect on July 25, 2009 at the store where I work. I was informed that […]

HOW ABOUT AT THE OTHER END, WALMART…?

Monday, September 21st, 2009

A great deal has been written in the news over the past week about Walmart’s decision to ship, postage-free, it’s stock of $4 drugs, a good idea. But a follow-up story suggests that Walmart ought to think about mailing its drugs to the stores first. From The Salt Lake Tribune: As Utah and other states […]

MAX BAUCUS IS A REAL FOW…

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Remember in President Barack Hussein Obama’s speech to Congress where he said this week: “[W]e can’t have large businesses and individuals who can afford coverage game the system by avoiding responsibility to themselves or their employees.” He might have been starring directly at Senator Max Baucus (R-Montana). He was sure as hell talking about Walmart. […]

AS LABOR DAY APPROACHES…

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I’ll be spending my Labor Day weekend with my family in Marietta, Ohio, and I expect part of the time will be at the Washington County Fair. Like most American holidays, Labor Day has become yet another vacation day to burn meat on charcoal fires. Unions would like us to take a few minutes to […]

FINALLY, DEVELOPMENTS ON DIEGO JIMENEZ…

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Remember the tale of Diego Jimenez, the drug courier delivering your $4 medications to Walmart? Even though I’ve been taking some personal time, my computer has been tracking stories of interest, including the events in Cedar City, Utah. From The Salt Lake Tribune: In April 2008, Diego Jimenez pleaded guilty to selling marijuana. One year […]

Business does what’s best for its business.

Friday, August 28th, 2009

As a Whole Foods shopper, I’ve been paying an awful lot of attention to this Whole Foods boycott that’s come up since their CEO John Mackey came out against health care reform. That doesn’t mean I’m joining it, I just think it’s interesting. Why am I not joining it? Well, for one thing, I agree […]

Who said what?

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

“We think that’s the most effective way for the nation to grapple with the issue at hand, which is costs are rising at a very rapid rate and the more people that are included, the easier it would be to leverage costs. The reason that you saw us weigh in … really just speaks to […]

As if employee morale at Walmart wasn’t bad enough already.

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Socialized medicine better come really soon or a lot of Walmart workers are going to have shorter lives. From BNet Pharma: Walmart today axed half the branded drugs it covers in an employee health benefit plan, according to a letter leaked to BNET. Previously, Walmart’s health benefits covered about 260 brand name drugs — from […]

Walmart: Still not the good guy.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal is on top of the latest infighting amongst the retail industry over health care: The retail industry’s biggest trade group is launching a broad attack against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for supporting congressional proposals requiring employers to help pay for health insurance, an idea that has gained political currency thanks to the […]