+ Heard on NPR this morning (naturally ;-) about the new Wal-Mart law in Maryland
The measure would require companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on health benefits, or pay the balance into a state low-income health insurance fund.
Incidentally, Wal-Mart is the only company that big in Maryland.
Apparently, though I don't see the figures in this article, a pretty high percentage of Wal-Mart employees use Medicaid for health insurance, and the state wants to bring those costs down.
Makes sense to me. Is there something I'm missing?