Washington sneezes, and America catches the flu:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s U.S. employees will pay between 8 and 36 percent more in premiums for its medical coverage in 2013, prompting some of the 1.4 million workers at the nation’s largest private employer to say they will forego coverage altogether.
In mailings sent to employees for its recently completed open-enrollment period, Wal-Mart noted that its rates would increase because healthcare costs continue to rise.
But… but… ObamaCare!
I’m not sure which part of “massive new bureaucracy financed by taxes on damn near everything” convinced people health coverage costs were going to come down.