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Wal-Mart adds healthcare plans

September 19, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is expanding the number of healthcare plans it offers employees and giving discounts on some types of coverage in an effort to blunt criticism about benefits.

Workers also will be able to pay $4 for a month's supply of any of 2,400 generic prescription drugs, saving them $25 million next year, the company said.

Labor and political leaders have criticized Wal-Mart's health plans for being too expensive and have supported legislation to mandate certain benefits.

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