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Unformatted text preview: Avishkumar Patel Prof, R. Powell Mar 4, 2010 Health Benefits at Wal-Ma rt I think, Wal-Mart came up with the best possible idea to educated employees how to utilize health care services. I t is completely ethical to do, because employees and associates of Wall-Mart are also an American citizen (Citizen of a country, which has highly expensive health care system) and Wal-Mart teach them how to get maximum health care service by making as low as possible expense. The cost of health benefits at Wal-Mart is substantial and increasing. In 2005 Wal- Mart spend $1.5 billion on health insurance, which is $2,660 per insured associate and very high. From 2002 to 2005, this cost rose almost 20% each year. This increase was not due only to rising healthcare costs but also to greater utilization of healthcare services by employees. This utilization of insurance by Wal-Mart employees tended to be inefficiently, in part by skimping on preventive medicine and relying too much on emergency rooms and hospital services. Another problem that affected the healthcare cost was, enrolling workers hospital services....
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