ObamaCare: Walmart Changing Insurance for Part Time Employees

By | December 1, 2012

Huffington Post reports: 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.

Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy.

Is this the beginning of Single Payer Insurance? It is anticipated that many of these part time employees will now join the expanded Medicaid part of ObamaCare.

Does Walmart, a major contributor to the Obama campaign in the last election, see this as an opportunity to further cut costs at the expense of taxpayers?

The ObamaCare fallout continues.

Read the complete report at Huffington Post.

 

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2 thoughts on “ObamaCare: Walmart Changing Insurance for Part Time Employees

  1. nani nunu

    Folks who receive free medical care make lots and lots of medical appointments. After all, those appointments are free. Why you may also ask do doctor offices double book patients and have long waits in the waiting room? Well, on a good day only half of the patients show up for their appointments. To stay in business the medical facilities are forced to double book in order to have enough people show up so as to be financially viable. The more people getting free medical care, the longer the wait in the waiting rooms, the more rushed the care, and clinics will have to scramble to financially keep the doors open. If you think the medical staff looks stressed now, just wait till Obamacare takes full effect. You will see more working people using duct tape for their cuts and wounds.

  2. Seipherd

    Doctors (and nurses), NOT POLITICIANS, provide healthcare. Just because folks are dumped onto Obamacare/Medicaid doesn’t mean they will get cared for. Many clinics are already limiting or cutting back on Medicaid care they provide — go figure when payments are sometimes 40% or less of regular fees, sometimes less than the cost of providing the care.

    This has only been made worse as gubermint runs out of money, while promising more and more Obamacare/Medicaid to folks. These folks who wanted ‘free care’ are soon likely to discover that ‘free care’ means no care.

    Parting questions — How come, if teachers get full pay for teaching Medicaid kids, don’t clinics get full pay for caring for Medicaid patients? Why are health care workers treated like second class professionals? Any guess how long before they unionize and start going on strike for equal treatment….?

    Yep — gotta love Ocare.

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