Friday, January 13

The Referee workout and the Wal-Mart Law

+ Turned the page in Sports Illustrated last night and - 'Who's that? *Laughing out loud!* In the place of the normal athlete workout of the week they had - guess who - Referee workout of the week for Ed Hochuli - you know, the cut ref who always wears shirt-sleeves so you can see his biceps! Pretty good little story. He's a 55 year old lawyer from Phoenix. You go, Ed!

+ 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?

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