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May 02, 2005

Starbucks & Healthcare

Starbucks has taken out a full page ad in today's NY Times. In says in part:

From the very beginning, Starbucks has been committed to offering comprehensive, affordable health coverage to our employees. In fact, we were one of the first companies to offer coverage to part-time retail workers. And we'll continue to do that, but no company, small business, or individual can sustain a broken system indefinitely.

The ad then promotes Cover the Uninsured Week and the following website: Cover the Uninsured

Here is an excerpt from the about page:

As the price of health care continues to rise, fewer individuals and families can afford to pay for coverage. Fewer small businesses are able to provide coverage for their employees, and those that do are struggling to hold on to the coverage they offer. It is a problem that affects all of us. Cover the Uninsured Week will mobilize thousands of business owners, union members, educators, students, patients, hospital staff, physicians, nurses, faith leaders and their congregants, and many others at press conferences, health and enrollment fairs and other activities held May 1-8, 2005.

I find it interesting that some corporations are being pressured, through economic forces, to recognize the healthcare crisis.

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It is unfortunate to hear so many lack health insurance. We really need to improve our health care system. Health insurance is a major aspect to many and we should help everyone get covered. It is sad fewer individuals and families can afford to pay for health insurance.

Posted by: California Health Insurance | Nov 10, 2005 3:17:30 PM

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