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  • The Associated Press reports that a study in Tennessee indicates that more than nine thousand of Wal-Mart’s some 37,000 employees in the state are getting benefits from TennCare, the state’s expanded Medicaid program.

    Wal-Mart says that it offers a health plan available to full-time workers after six months and to part-time employees after two years, and responded to the new study by saying that employees make their own decisions.

    However, the study also gives ammunition to the company’s critics, who often accuse it of providing insufficient benefits to its employees. Wal-Mart currently is embarking on an ad campaign to counter that criticism.

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One would have to wonder what the results would be if every state did a similar study.