Saturday, March 05, 2005

The Hartford Courant - Health Insurance At Big Companies Often Left To State

Connecticut Business - State, National, World News from The Hartford Courant - BUSINESS

Some legislators were outraged that the state is helping to provide health insurance for profitable companies, particularly Wal-Mart.

"Here is the richest retail company in the world, and we, the taxpayers, are subsidizing their coverage," said House Majority Leader Christopher Donovan, a Meriden Democrat. "I think people aren't aware of the extent that we're subsidizing the biggest, richest, most powerful companies. Wal-Mart shoppers need to know there's an extra cost of doing business."

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