Wal-Mart to support employer-mandated healthcare

Wal-Mart said June 30 in a letter to Congress and officials in the Obama Administration that it supports employer-mandated health insurance.

The letter,...

Wal-Mart said June 30 in a letter to Congress and officials in the Obama Administration that it supports employer-mandated health insurance.

The letter, which was also signed by the presidents of the Service Employees International Union and the Center for American Progress, can helpthe retail giant improve its image regarding how it treats its employees. It is a stark departure from Wal-Mart's more conservative political past.

Jeffrey Young at The Hill writes:
Lending its voice of support to the employer mandate — one of the most controversial issues in the healthcare reform debate — could gain Wal-Mart an ally in the White House and a public-relations boost.

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