Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Hawaii
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. Hawaii is among those states that have not disclosed data on the employers with the most workers or their dependents enrolled in such programs.
For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of HI for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#HI
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