Largest retailer in US enters healthcare reform debate

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 06 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2747
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. 1Florida

    On 1 July Walmart, the US retail chain with 1.4 million employees, sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting a change in the law that would require employers to provide healthcare insurance to their workers.

    The letter was signed not only by Mike Duke, Walmart’s chief executive, but also by Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, and John Podesta, chief executive of the …

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