Filed By Bil Browning | September 25, 2006 10:27 AM | comments
Filed in: Entertainment, Politics
Tags: health care, living wage, public relations, seniors, Wal-Mart
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This story is one that I'm really torn over. On the one hand, it's fantastic that people who can't afford insurance will now be able to get certain prescription drugs at a really low cost. But on the other, I work for a small, independently owned pharmacy and am seriously worried that if Walmart's plan is successful in Florida and becomes a nationwide policy, that I and everyone I work with will be out of a really good job. It's difficult for me, as a student, to find a decent paying job with flexible hours when I have to work and go to school. Not working isn't an option. But is my job more important than affordable prescription drugs for millions of people? I don't appreciate Walmart's plan, as I don't think it has anything to do with bettering lives... just monopolization. But be that as it may, it will in fact be a good service. So what am I to do? Should I be more concerned with myself? Or millions of people who will definitely benefit from Walmart's plan?