Some people believe Wal-mart supports universal healthcare because:
- Wal-Mart wants to change its image,
- Wal-Mart wants to make its voice heard in the process, or
- Wal-Mart is flummoxed by unpredictable health care costs.
Megan McArdle believes that there is only one reason Wal-mart wants universal health care: profits. If all employers are mandated to provide health insurance, Walmart will have a significant health insurance economies of scale compared to its smaller rivals.