The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Walmart and McDonalds Love Medicaid

Nov 11, 2013

Who does Medicaid expansion benefit? Some of the world’s wealthiest corporations, that’s who! To name a few, companies like Walmart and McDonalds will push even more of their low-paid workers into the Medicaid program, lowering their costs of doing business while shifting costs onto taxpayers.

Today, if a worker at these companies calls Human Resources for help in getting by, they are told to go and apply for Medicaid. Essentially, the government’s Medicaid health insurance program keeps low-wage workers healthy enough to wage-slave another day.