Give the New York Times credit for running this article about Wal-Mart, one which might even cause some readers to reconsider their hostility toward the retailing revolutionary. Headlined, "Wal-Mart Says More Than Half Its Workers Have Its Health Insurance", the piece recounts the lengths to which the company has gone to provide affordable coverage to its workforce, so that now more than half carry Wal-Mart health insurance in one variant or another. Most of the others have a plan provided by a spouse or through other means. Only 7.3% are without coverage, and Michael Barbarro reports on management's plans to reduce that number.
Good work by Wal-Mart and the New York Times. It is not often I get to write a sentence like that.
Hat tip: Ed Lasky