Walmart and Healthcare
August 1, 2006
As we look at the uninsured in Escambia County, I think we need to look at our larger employers, particularly the out-of-town companies, and see how they’re impacting our healthcare system.
Here is an internal memo (written for the WalMart Board of Director’s 2006 retreat) by Susan Chambers – Executive VP for Benefits – that the NY TIMES got a hold of:Walmart Internal Memo
Chambers recommends targeting younger, healthier workers and to arrange for, “all jobs to include some physical activity (e.g., all cashiers do some cart-gathering).”
She acknowledges that 46% of the children of Wal-Mart’s 1.33 million United States employees were uninsured or on Medicaid.
Here is the link to the full NY TIMES ARTICLE (you may have to register to read it fully): Click here.