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27 February 2006

West Virginia: Fair Share Bill Status - Senate - Bill 147

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SUMMARY: Establishing West Virginia Fair Share Health Care Act SPONSOR(S): Hunter, Kessler, Dempsey, Foster, Lanham, McCabe, Jenkins Last Action: Referred to Labor (1/13/06)

West Virginia: HB4024 - Fair Share Bill Status

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Bill 4024 SUMMARY: Relating to the West Virginia Fair Share Health Care Act SPONSOR(S): Brown, Caputo, Hartman, Hrutkay, Last Action - Referred to House Health and Human Resources, then Finance (1/16/06)

23 February 2006

N.J. wants large employers to spend more on health care

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TRENTON -- Saying some large companies such as Wal-Mart are shirking their responsibilities to provide health care to employees, state senators took up proposals Monday aimed at forcing employers to pay more for coverage. One measure would force compan

Kentucky: House panel approves health insurance bill aimed at Wal-Mart

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FRANKFORT — Lawmakers chastised retailing giant Wal-Mart today, threatening to approve legislation that would force the world’s largest company to take better care of its more than 30,000 Kentucky employees. The proposal, which would require compan

R.I. bill aims to force large companies to pay for health care - Metro

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A bill introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly this month would require companies with over 1,000 employees in the state to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on health care. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Amy Rice, D.-District 72, said the go

New Jersey: Health care measure draws fire

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Friday, February 17, 2006 By HUGH R. MORLEY STAFF WRITER Opposition is brewing among business leaders to a bill in the state Legislature that would require large employers to pay for employee health coverage. The Senate bill would require N

Top Ten Employers of BadgerCare Recipients

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809 Wal-Mart workers are on BadgerCare, Wisconsin's health care program for the poor, for a cost of $2,734,368

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.

New Jersey: Senators look at forcing employee health insurance | Asbury Park Press Online

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Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 02/7/06 BY JONATHAN TAMARI GANNETT STATE BUREAU TRENTON — Saying some large companies such as Wal-Mart are shirking their responsibilities to provide health care to employees, state senators took up proposals Mond

Georgia: Health bill targets Wal-Mart | ajc.com

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Despite long odds in the state Legislature, Georgia Democrats are following Maryland's lead in trying to force Wal-Mart to pay more for employee health care. Lawmakers filed legislation Monday that would require all companies with 10,000 or more worker

Colorado: Health Bill Takes Aim at Wal-Mart

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A bill that would force large Colorado employers to pay 11 percent of wages toward health care costs was introduced in the legislature Wednesday. A day earlier, a coalition of mega- retailers sued the state of Maryland over a look-alike law that passed la

Bill mimics Maryland mandate -- Page 1 -- TimesUnion.com

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It's a one-house bill, which usually means the legislation is going nowhere. But A09534, introduced by a state assemblyman last month, is worth noting because of its striking resemblance to a controversial law approved Jan. 12 in Maryland.

California | 02/10/2006 | Worker health care bill eyed

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SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Carole Migden plans to introduce legislation soon to force large companies such as Wal-Mart to pay more for their employees' health care costs, something that more than two dozen other states also are contemplating. Migden's bil

The Seattle Times: Local News: Wal-Mart bill likely dead; unions upset with Chopp

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OLYMPIA — A controversial bill aimed at forcing Wal-Mart to spend more on employee health-care benefits appears dead. Despite a deluge of pressure from labor unions — and even some guarded last-minute support from one of the nation's largest grocery c

MiamiHerald.com | 02/15/2006 | Bill calls for firms to pay for care

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Unions want a law requiring large companies to spend at least 9 percent of employee earnings on health insurance. BY JOHN DORSCHNER [email protected] The state's largest employers should be responsible for providing their workers with decent

Push is on for ‘Fair Share’ Health Care in Washington State - The NewStandard

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Feb. 14 – Facing a staggering cost shift from the world’s largest retailer, Washington is poised to become the second state in the country to mandate that large employers provide workers with health insurance or face penalties...

Michigan: Shifting health insurance expense

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Michigan could save $100 million a year if it adopted a law similar to one Maryland passed earlier this month that forces Wal-Mart to pay more for its employee health care, proponents of that legislation said.

Retailers File Suits Against 'Fair Share' Mandates in Md., N.Y. Courts

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February 8, 2006 A group of retailers has filed suits challenging laws in Maryland and New York that were enacted to pressure employers to spend a minimum amount oin employees' health benefits. Advertisement The Retail Industry Leaders Association claims

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