Walmart, best known for offering customers deals and steals, can add another accolade to it’s list: it offers its employees a better health plan than Obamacare, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
Shannon Bream joined Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson to discuss Walmart’s healthcare plan.
The Walmart plan makes up for what the Obamacare lacks, two crucial components needed to provide Americans with adequate healthcare coverage: affordability and access.
Citing an analysis from the Journal of American Medical Association, the Examiner "concluded an unsubsidized enrollee could pay premiums anywhere from five to nine times what they would pay for a Walmart employee plan" Bream told Carlson.
Additionally, the Walmart employee plan offers better access to quality centers for employees to seek treatment at. Betsy McCaughey, author of Beating Obamacare, commented "People who have someone in their family who has a serious illness should stay away from those Obamacare exchange plans if they can, because those exchange plans don't give you access to the centers of excellence like Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, academic medical centers around the country where if you're seriously ill, it may be the only place that can help you." Bream confirmed "Walmart plans do provide access to those clinics."
Bream said they have reached out to the White House. They were referred to the Department of Health and Human Services. A spokesman responded to the Walmart-Obamacare comparisons with this statement: "The Marketplace gives Americans who don't have access to health care through work a chance to enroll in quality affordable coverage. Before the ACA, many were shut out of Market altogether because of pre-existing conditions, or charged more for being a woman, faced annual limits on their coverage, and had to rely on emergency room for their health care."