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. Alice Hines writes:
Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post. Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours -- something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.
While Huffington Post did not link to a copy of the memo, the communication is likely not dissimilar to the infamous 2005 memo. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.


  1. UncleBob says:

    The best part about all of this is that Walmart’s health insurance is fully compliant with “Obamacare” a.k.a. the Affordable Health Care Act (which does very little with regards to health care and, instead, was a giant present to the health insurance industry).
    So, while some folks are patting Obama and Co. on the back for passing this “awesome” legislation, they’re spitting on Walmart for offering benefits that already comply with the legislation.

  2. Someone in USA says:

    Indeed, UncleBob, and it has been the past couple of years.
    Isn’t this exactly what the President intended? Or is it just something else he and his cronies failed to foresee?

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