Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Connecticut
Subsidies received by Wal-MartGood Jobs First found no instances of economic development subsidies in this state, but given the absence of centralized data, it is still possible that deals have quietly occurred.
Hidden taxpayer costsMany Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. In January 2005, the Office of Legislative Research released a report on the employers of participants in the state's HUSKY health program for children of low-income families. It showed that Wal-Mart accounted for the most workers (824) with children in HUSKY Part A (traditional Medicaid). Source: Robin K. Cohen, HUSKY A and B--Enrollment and Employer Data, Connecticut Office of Legislative Research Report 2005-R-0017, January 10, 2005; available online at http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/rpt/2005-R-0017.htm
For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of CT for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#CT
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