Yesiree...despite what all of the "haters" have to say about Walmart, in general, and its healthcare plan, in particular, Walmartcare is more affordable and provides much better access to quality care than does Obamacare.
An article published in the Washington Examiner, the National Association of Health Underwriters and health policy experts compared the two plans.
Facts RE: Walmartcare
- Employees have three options: a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with monthly premiums as low as $40/month for an individual or $160/month for a family through a full-service BlueCross/BlueShield PPO, an HRA High plan (which has higher out-of-pocket costs but lower deductibles), and a Health Savings Account plan (a high-deductible but tax-advantaged plan).
- Walmart employees have access to eight of the United States' most prestigious hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic. For example, the BlueChoice/Blue Shield Walmartcare exchange network has 54 hospitals and 24,904 physicians.
- There are no income eligibility requirements, does not change depending upon age and gender, and all of of Walmart's 1.1M employees--from cashiers to the CEO--have the same plan.
Facts RE: Obamacare
Premiums for unsubsidized enrollees will see monthly premiums will be 500% to 900% higher than Walmartcare premiums.
- The unsubsidized Obamacare premium for a nonsmoking, 60-year-old couple could cost $1,365/month while a Walmartcare premium for would cost $134/month for the same couple.
- A family of four could pay a $962/month premium under Obamacare while the same family would pay a $160/month premium under the Walmartcare.
- A 30-year-old smoker would pay up to $428/month for Obamacare, while a Walmart employee would pay $70/month.
- Most ObamaCare exchange plans do not have access to the United States' most prestigious hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic. For example, the BlueChoice/Blue Shield Obamacare exchange network has 28 hospitals and 9,837 physicians.
The source of these comparative data is the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Why not have Walmart run Obamacare? They even have a better and more secure website!
Let the discussion begin...
To read the Washington Examiner article, click on the following link:
"Surprise! Walmart Health Plan Is Cheaper, Offers More Coverage Than ObamaCare."