Want Health Insurance? Head to Wal-Mart

In the following video, Motley Fool heath care bureau chief Brenton Flynn talks about one surprising new move coming out of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) in California. While this company has long been troubled with media reports of poor employee relations, particularly with regard to health care, Wal-Mart will now be moving into signing up customers for health insurance at special in-store kiosks, under Obamacare's insurance exchanges. Brenton tells us why this move could make sense and what it means for insurers and managed care companies operating in the state.

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  • Report this Comment On March 09, 2013, at 3:28 AM, JRS54501 wrote:

    There is a two year waiting period on Social Security Health Insurance Disability claims; so any coverage that will pick up your tab until your disability benefits take over should be very cheap. They coverage doesn't have to pick up the cost for more than 2 years. Skip all the "white collar welfare" that they try to scare you to death into signing up for. A no frills policy like that should be the exact thing Walmart can offer.

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