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Will Wal-Mart Cash In Support For Health Care Reform To Crush EFCA?

Will Wal-Mart Cash In Support For Health Care Reform To Crush EFCA?

Brian Beutler

One of the biggest developments on the health care front this week was Wal-Mart's decision to back an employer mandate as a major provision of reform legislation. The move rankled the Chamber of Commerce, which accused the retail giant of using the government to build competitive advantage against its competitors--all despite the fact that Wal-Mart is the Chamber's largest member. But liberals were by and large pretty happy with the development.