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• The Dallas Morning News reports that "Wal-Mart is testing healthcare clinics in three Texas stores that will charge its own employees $4 a visit if they are covered by Wal-Mart’s health insurance. The charge for everyone else, including customers, is $40."

The program is seen as a way of delivering health care services to employees - 1.1 million of which are covered by Walmart health insurance - in a more efficient and effective way.
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