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02 March 2006

$14 million paid by Minnesota for Wal-Mart workers, group says

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A labor-funded group estimates Minnesota's tab for medical assistance received last year by Wal-Mart workers and calls for the state to disclose those costs. Pat Doyle, Star Tribune Last update: March 01, 2006 – 7:40 AM

Critics put Wal-Mart in spotlight over health care

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Marcus Kabel Associated Press Mar. 1, 2006 12:00 AM One of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s critics launched a campaign Tuesday with 17 current and former Wal-Mart workers speaking out against health insurance coverage they claim is too expensive...

Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/02/2006 | Many Wal-Mart workers use Medicaid

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About one in six of Wal-Mart's 48,000 employees are enrolled in the Medicaid insurance program, at a total cost to the state of more than $15 million a year, according to state data...

Union: Wal-Mart taxed Mich. $23M in 2005

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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., March 1 (UPI) -- More bad news for Wal-Mart: A Michigan union claims the retailer cost state taxpayers over $23 million in 2005. Michigan's United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 876 said it is spearheading a nationwide

27 February 2006

Political Affairs Magazine - The Wal-Mart Health Care Crisis

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February 26, 2006 Why did a recent opinion poll show that a large majority believes that "Wal-Mart is bad for America"?

Wal-Mart Fighting Health Care Laws

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February 16, 2006 Wal-Mart, which often finds itself embroiled in controversy, is now facing another battle. The world's largest retailer is fighting efforts by several states to make the Bentonville-based company pay more for employee health care.

Fredericksburg.com - Wal-Mart's health keeps us sick

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MIAMI--Why can't a compa- ny that had a quarter- trillion dollars in sales and earned $10.3 billion in fiscal 2005 provide affordable health coverage for its lowest-paid workers?

AP Wire | 02/24/2006 | Report: Wal-Mart biggest employer of Medicaid recipients

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The world's largest retailer and fast food giant also accounted for the most employed people who get food stamps. Labor leaders and lawmakers around the country have targeted Wal-Mart, saying wages are so low that employees are forced to seek public as

23 February 2006

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Business

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., responding to criticism that it has failed to provide adequate health benefits, said today it will expand coverage for workers and open more than 50 health clinics in its stores.

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