I watched a show a few nights ago on the policies and treatment of Wal-Mart employees.  A man mentioned that he had a child who was born prematurely and because of the expense of the insurance he was offered through Wal-Mart he had to go on Medicaid. This got me many other people working for Wal-Mart and other companies are working full-time jobs and as a result of not being given an opportunity to purchase affordable insurance from their employers turn to government funded sources? At a time when so many people are unemployed and living well below the poverty level shouldn't we ask and demand of our elected officials that instead of making cuts to these programs that so many people truly rely on that we instead require companies, especially very profitable companies, to provide reasonably affordable insurance to their hard-working employees?

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