States Are Battling Against Wal-Mart Over Health Care, The New York Times, 1 Nov 2004 by Reed Abelson
This article centers over the national debate over how to insure the growing number of uninsured, last year up to 45 million and growing. Many companies such as Wal-Mart are coming under heavy criticism for not providing adequate coverage to their employees. The impetus of the political arena is to pressure the companies into providing benefits by enacting laws. I say the real solution is to shift the burden to our government. Every other civilized country in the world has some form of a national health care plan. The health insurance companies dump millions of dollars into the politician's pockets to coerce them into keeping “the status quo.” Brainwash the general pubic into thinking that when you work for a company, it is suddenly their responsibility for your health care. Susan Chambers, executive vice president of benefits at Wal-Mart has the right idea. Her question is whether companies can and should absorb the soaring cost of health care. National Health Care was analyzed in a comprehensive study at Harvard Medical School and it was determined that it would save billions of dollars per year over our current system. To see why national health care is a good idea click on this link to pnhp, physicians for a national health plan. What do you have to lose? For the full article, click here.