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Wal-Mart Dials Back Health Care Benefits for Scores of Workers

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“I won’t be able to afford the insurance.”

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Claiming that it is too expensive, Wal-Mart has announced it is rescinding health coverage for part-time workers and drastically raising premiums for much of its full time staff, reports Business Insider.

The country's largest private employer (2.1 million employees) told every employee who works less than 24 hours a week that they will no longer qualify for insurance. Additionally, anyone working up to 33 hours a week may no longer include a spouse on their plan, reports The New York Times.

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