Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff members.
In addition, any new employees who average 24 hours to 33 hours a week will no longer be able to include a spouse as part of their health care plan, although children can still be covered.
Wal-Mart’s new health offering will require many employees who smoke to pay a significant penalty. They will be required to pay an extra $10 to $90 each pay period — $260 to $2,340 a year — if they want health coverage.
No other group was singled out but smoker’s, we believe that is discriminatory.