Wal-Mart Statement on Wisconsin "Fair Share Health Care" Legislation

Wal-Mart Statement on Wisconsin “Fair Share Health Care” Legislation

Bentonville, Ark. (January 19, 2006)—Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. spokesman Nate Hurst today issued the following statement on defeated “Fair Share Health Care” legislation  in Wisconsin.

“This was the first legislative action on a special interest ‘health care’ bill since legislators in Maryland overrode a veto earlier this month.  That this bill failed even make it out of committee in the Wisconsin Assembly is a big setback to the Washington, D.C. union leaders driving these state-by-state attacks against large employers.

“We’re hopeful that more state legislators across America – like those in Wisconsin – will come to realize that these bills are harmful to working families.  Not only will they do nothing to control the cost of health care or improve access to health coverage, they will cost jobs and hurt economic growth.  The American people want their legislators to resist special interest pressure and instead work with colleagues and businesses of all sizes to solve the health care challenges facing America.”

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