Wednesday, February 7

Wal-Mart Focuses On Health Care

The irony of Wal-Mart being concerned about everyone getting health care should be self explanatory. After all, not all Wal-Mart employees have insurance.

(USA Today) More businesses called for change in the health care system Wednesday when Wal-Mart (WMT), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T) and Kelly Services (KELYA) joined with the leader of a large labor union in calling for "quality, affordable" health insurance for all Americans.

The groups did not offer details of how to change the system, laying out instead four broad principles: Every person must have insurance; businesses, government and individuals must help pay for it; people have a responsibility to maintain their health; and the health system must become more efficient.
I am always a little skeptical when a company or politician lays out the results they aim to achieve, but not the plans to get there. Hopefully there is a plan and it works.